How to Cope with the New Zealand Mosque Shooting Tragedy | Infographic


Najwa Awad

Najwa Awad is a psychotherapist who is passionate about helping Muslims heal, grow, and thrive after adversity. She has over a decade of experience providing online and in-person counseling to children, adults, and families at her practice, Amanah Family Counseling. Najwa also enjoys giving workshops to destigmatize mental illness, address current mental health issues within the community, and promote psychological health from an Islamic perspective.

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Sarah Sultan

Sarah Sultan is a licensed professional counselor who strives to empower her clients through achieving healthier, more fulfilling lives and relationships while reconnecting with Allah during the healing process. Sarah obtained a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling and has practiced therapy for nearly 10 years. She is also an instructor with Mishkah University, where she teaches a course about the intersections between Islam, psychology, and counseling.

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On March 14, 2019, 51 lives were lost in a mass shooting during Friday prayer at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. Licensed therapists Najwa Awad, LCSWC and Sarah Sultan, LPC, LMHC, authors of “Trauma: Your Lord Has Not Forsaken You” share practical tips on how Muslims can process and cope with this recent tragedy.

Watch their video response to the shooting here.

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