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Yusra graduated from Wayne State University receiving her Bachelors in Social Work and Psychology and her Master’s in Macro Social Work with a concentration in Innovations to Community, Policy and Leadership. She currently holds her LLMSW in clinical therapy and is a Child/Adult Mental Health Therapist. Yusra is a community organizer at MY-ICD and has organized and facilitated various spiritual and educational programs over the past 5 years. She is the founder and currently leads the MY-Mental Wellness Committee. With this committee, Yusra hopes to normalize mental health and allow resources and treatment to be more accessible to the Muslim community and masjid.
Toni is currently a medical student at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology and University Honors from the same university. Ultimately, Toni would like to pursue a residency in psychiatry and a professional career in mental and public health. In addition to her work with MY – Mental Wellness, she also volunteers with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and OCD Foundation of Michigan (OCDFM), as well as participates in neuropsychology research through WSU-SOM, in line with her commitment to mental health and wellness through education, support, and advocacy, especially within the Muslim community.
Bushra is a clinical therapist at a community mental health agency. She holds a LMSW and is working towards completing her CAADC. Bushra graduated from Wayne State University with a masters and bachelors in social work. She has been in the field of mental health for the last five years. Bushra have been working with the substance abuse population for the last three years. She would like to continue working with the substance abuse and mental health population as they both can go hand and hand. She hopes to be a resource to her community as they or their loved ones face substance abuse or mental health challenges.
Sara is currently a first year graduate student in Wayne State University’s Art Therapy program. She is passionate about all things creative and spiritual, which is why she decided to combine these two passions into her future career. She hopes that within this committee we can join as a collective to help bring awareness to major issues in our community, in specific, the stigma towards mental health and illnesses.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” -Rumi “
Gharram is currently an undergraduate psychology student at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. She is also in the psychology honors program and working on her own research project that is looking into the perception of divorce in the Arab-American community. She has always had an interest in the mind; how it functions, what aspects control our thoughts/desires, how environment, upbringing, biological dysfunctions affect everything about the way one thinks and feels. She’d like to study more about mental illness because of the stigma surrounding the subject, especially within the Arab-American and Muslim communities. She plans to apply to clinical psychology graduate programs after she graduates in the summer.
Hana is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan-Dearborn having studied psychology with minors in health policy studies and applied statistics. She has conducted several research studies in social, developmental, and health psychology and is currently a research assistant at UM-Dearborn. Hana plans on furthering her education in clinical health psychology and hopes to be a part of the growing change in the Muslim community regarding mental health and well-being.