Learn about Mental Health on Sun 20 Dec at 2.30pm

Dr Shaheen Zinna Bsc MBBS MRCPsych – a Muslim doctor focused on Psychiatry, and passionate about mental health will be delivering a short lecture in our Sisters Section on Sunday 20 December 2015 at 2.30pm till Maghrib – will be broadcast over the speakers for brothers to listen to.

Within our communities, people commonly attribute their illness to deficits in their faith or being afflicted by Jinn. As such, they tend not to believe that mental health professionals can offer any help.

Mental health problems can take many forms including depression, schizophrenia, eating disorders, anxieties, phobias, drug and alcohol abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, and dementia. We will all be familiar with some kind of Mental Health, directly or indirectly.

Those suffering with mental health problems tend not to seek help early; this is for various reasons including the fear of being disgraced and abandoned. Research has proven that early detection and treatment of mental health problems leads to a much better outcome and quality of life. Dr Zinna will be talking about the signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and will advise how to seek professional help.

About Dr Shaheen Zinna
Dr Zinna graduated from King’s College London in 2004 with a BSc Biomedical Sciences. She then went on to study Medicine at King’s College London and graduated in 2009. Dr Zinna currently works at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and has completed a specialist exam in psychiatry. She is passionate about mental health and has a special interest in child and adolescent mental health.