Open Minds Initiative is a non-profit based in Minnesota that operates a grassroots, community-based helpline called Minnesota Muslim Helpline (MMH). The helpline offers support to those experiencing crisis or difficulty. It is a 100% free, confidential helpline with culturally and religiously sensitive advocates who are familiar with and have a basic understanding of Islam and the unique struggles Muslim youth and adults face.
Why We Exist:
Minnesota Muslim Helpline was launched to help alleviate the stigma that surrounds accessing mental health services or counseling in the Muslim community. Often people from faith-based communities struggle feeling comfortable speaking to a therapist about what they’re going through. The helpline allows callers to speak with a confidential advocate from the comfort of their own homes, while simultaneously allowing them to retain their anonymity.