IMCA Mental Wellness
To educate Muslims and non-Muslims on the cultural and religious nuances of Muslim mental wellness, provide a safe environment for healing and connect Muslim community members with mental wellness resources.
- A community open to conversation regarding mental wellness;
- A network of sustainable and accessible resources for preventative care; and
- The overall enrichment of quality of life for the Muslim community in Indianapolis
Meet Our Team
Dr. Halima Al-Khattab, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Pyschiatric Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Al-Khattab is an experienced health behavior researcher and community leader with a demonstrated history of working in academic, clinical, and community settings. Her research has focused on the mental health of community-based racial/ethnic and religious minorities. Her work seeks to understand how contextual factors, culture and religion shape health-related beliefs, behaviors, and outcomes. This understanding guides the development of community education and tailored interventions to better meet the mental health needs and reduce disparities in these underserved communities.
Dr. Ferdaws Chamem, EdD
Dr. Chamem has her doctorate in special education from Northcentral University, a masters in early childhood education in curriculum and instruction from Concordia University and a B.S. in Psychology from IUPUI. She has over 14 years coaching and providing therapy session from children and adults with various diagnoses like Autism, ADHD, borderline personality, etc. She currently works as a behavior therapist and is very passionate about providing care to help those in need. She is also fluent in Arabic and English.
Sr. Michele Mubarak, MSW
Sr. Michele does case management and is resource coordinator and grief group coordinator for IMCA.
Br. John Sullivan
Lutfi Badaruddin, JD
Lutfi is an open ear for brothers from age 14-30.
Community Partnerships & Training Coordinator
Mental Health Services
Families First: call 317-251-7575 or text “CSIS” to 839-863
Text line: text “start” to 741-741
Text line: text “TALK” to 85511
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-784-2433
Faith in Indiana Accompaniment Hotline: 317-759-9474
Please call 211 for more resources.