EDUCATION

Internship programs

Iman Network offers internship programs designed for those who have done their education in psychology, psychiatry, and in the mental health field and are seeking clinical experience in order to obtain licensure from the State of California or to meet their educational requirements.

Public education

In order to eliminate mental health stigma and educate the public on mental health, Iman Network is committed to holding public talks that aim to educate the public on mental health.  In addition, Iman Network advocate for respecting cultural and religious diversity in healthcare and workplaces, therefore we provide cultural, religious, and spiritual diversity training to healthcare and workplaces.

20 MENTAL HEALTH FACTS TO KNOW IN 2020

As a mental health care provider, we wanted to take a moment to share with you twenty facts about and related to mental health in 2020. This information is sourced from NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) and Mental Health America.

  • 6 million adults in the U.S. experience a mental illness. That is 18% of the U.S. adult population.
  • Half of all lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 14. 75% of all lifetime conditions begin by age 24.
  • 1 in 25 adults in the U.S. experience a serious mental illness in a given year.
  • 1 in 6 youth between the ages of 6 and 17 experience a mental health condition.
  • 84% of women and 75% of men report having a toxic friend at least once.
  • About 80% of Americans have experienced emotional abuse.
  • Quality nutrition, sleep, and exercise habits are linked to improved mental health.
  • 1 in 5 people worldwide, over
  • 5 billion people, will experience a mental illness during their lifetime.
  • In the U.S., women experience depression at twice the rate of men.
  • 12 million women in the U.S. experience depression each year.
  • 5 million U.S. adults experience anxiety disorders.
  • 3 million U.S. adults experience Bipolar Disorder.
  • 1% or 17.3 million U.S. adults have Major Depressive Disorder.
  • 13% or 3.1 million U.S. youth have Major Depressive Disorder.
  • 4% of U.S. adults experience suicidal thoughts.
  • 7% of the U.S. population age 13 or older experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in their lifetime.
  • 90% of those who die by suicide have an underlying mental illness.
  • 56% of U.S. adults with mental illness have not received any treatment.
  • In the U.S., there is one mental health care provider for every 504 people.
  • 4 million adults in the U.S., over 1% of the adult population, have schizophrenia.

 Library

The purpose of this film was to explore and elevate voices to Gazan children who have survived the violence of war and who continue to suffer today, all while trying to understand and accept what happened to them. Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip do not live typical lives. They observe their family members, neighbors, and friends being killed. Observing the murder of a close family member as a result of the Israeli bombing creates anger and frustration in children. They tend to be more aggressive and angry. These children suffer from depression, anxiety, and Continuous Traumatic Stress Disorder (CTSD). Save the Children found that 95% of Palestinian children show symptoms of depression, hyperactivity, a preference for being alone, and aggression. They cannot even regularly attend school because of the bombing of school buildings and are prohibited from accessing essential school supplies. Even when they are able to go to school, their lives are extremely agonizing, with constant drones overhead preventing them from concentrating. Children become depressed when they return to school and the friends who used to sit right next to them have been killed or have lost a body part due to severe injury. To make matters worse, they are trapped with nowhere to go – daily reliving their trauma.