Mental Health Matters


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Having difficulty talking with youth and children about current events?

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There is a lot going on these days that affect the well being of our youth. Join us to discuss these issues and a lot more!

School Bullying
Drug Abuse
Terrorist Attacks
Youth Crime

Invited Speakers
Dr. Ahmed Khan, Board Certified Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Khan has been practicing medicine for the last 28 years. He worked as emergency room physician in Bangladesh before moving to the US. He completed his residency from St Francis Medical Center of Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He specializes in Psychiatry and his practice includes adult, geriatric and addiction psychiatry. He is Board Certified from American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has been practicing psychiatric medicine  in Maryland since 2000.
Sis. Patti Blades, Inpatient Care Management Specialist, Cigna Behavioral Health

Brings insights as a behavioral health care provider managing acute psychiatric and substance abuse admissions, concurrent reviews, and length of stays, and clinical consultation and support. She has provided psychotherapy to clients and provided supervision and administrative oversight to clinical social work staff, provide staff training and development, and enhancements of clinical skill through training and development in clinical assessment, treatment planning and trauma-informed therapy. Approved and certified trainer for CANS assessment instrument.
Br. Ayman Nassar, Youth Performance Coach & Counselor, Islamic Leadership Institute of America

Founder of Islamic Leadership Institute with over 25 years experiences coaching youth for achieving top performance. He has interacted with dozens of youth through ILIA’s goal-attainment EmpowerOne program coaching them to excel in various areas of their life from academic excellence, to career development, to behavioral changes.

Welcome Statement, Imam Mahmoud Abdelhady, Maryum Islamic Center

When: Sat July 22nd, 2017
Where: Maryum Islamic Center, 9150 Rumsey Rd, Suite A-4, Columbia, MD 21045
Why: Community Wellness
Who: Ages 18+
How: Panel Discussion and Q&A

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