WNA: Women's Mental Health and Intersectionality

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The attendees will learn about

1. The concept of intersectionality and its impact on mental health

2. Understanding bio, psychosocial model of mental disorders

3. Why women are more vulnerable to mental disorders

4. Impact of poverty, abuse, and minority status on mental health

5. Patterns and prevalence of substance use and suicide in women

Women's Networking Association Presents: Women's Mental Health and Intersectionality

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The attendees will learn about

1. The concept of intersectionality and its impact on mental health

2. Understanding bio, psychosocial model of mental disorders

3. Why women are more vulnerable to mental disorders

4. Impact of poverty, abuse, and minority status on mental health

5. Patterns and prevalence of substance use and suicide in women

About the Speaker: Dr. Farha Abbasi

Dr. Farha Abbasi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Michigan State University and core faculty member of the Muslim Studies Program. Her areas of interest are cultural psychiatry and teaching medical students how to provide culturally appropriate care to Muslim patients. She is the founding director of the Annual Muslim Mental Health Conference. She is also the managing editor of the Journal of Muslim Mental Health and Director of the Muslim Mental Health Consortium, Michigan State University. She has served on many boards and committees including Council on Minority Mental Health and Health Disparities American Psychiatric Association. She currently chairs the Mental Health Task Force for the Mayor of Lansing, Michigan. She works relentlessly and tirelessly towards one goal: Learning to coexist and go beyond our differences to reach the common point of peace and prosperity.