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The conference’s five main objectives are:

  1. To educate and raise awareness about mental health illness
  2. How to identify signs and symptoms of mental health illness
  3. How to cope, help and refer those with mental health illness for treatment
  4. To de-stigmatize mental health illness through education, understanding, and acceptance
  5. To work in collaboration with various Muslim and non-Muslim communities

The conference will begin with a coffee-house evening style opener, on Friday, May 20, 2016 off campus. The program will include keynote lectures from well-known professionals in the field on Mental Health and Spirituality. Saturday and Sunday, held at the Carleton campus, will then follow a schedule of a number of workshops and panel discussions on various mental health topics such as depression, anxiety, stress, suicide, drugs and addiction, relationships (familial/friendship/peers/spousal), social and media influences, identity crisis, body image, low self-esteem, healthy lifestyle, violence and abuse, etc.

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