Nasra Jimale & Regina Mustafa
Crossroads is a new partnership program with the Rochester Public Library and created by Nasra Jimale, LGSW, MSW and Regina Mustafa, MS. The goal of Crossroads is to create awareness of the stigma of addiction and mental health, especially within the local Muslim community. Another goal is to engage community youth and provide them with leadership opportunities. Members of Rochester and surrounding area youth are invited to work with Regina Mustafa and Nasra Jimale to plan and facilitate a Crossroads session.
Although Crossroads is open to all, the content will focus on addiction within the local Muslim community. Stigma affects us all. That stigma is more significant within the Muslim community. Crossroads hopes to educate Muslim families on how addiction works, predispositions, and how to connect loved ones with the treatment they need.
Crossroads can also help unite area non-profits and organizations. We hope to work with professionals in the field of addictions and mental health! Fill out the form below or email
About the AFSP Southeast Minnesota chapter
The grassroots work we do focuses on eliminating the loss of life from suicide by: delivering innovative prevention programs, educating the public about risk factors and warning signs, raising funds for suicide research and programs, and reaching out to those individuals who have lost someone to suicide.
As a part of AFSP’s growing nationwide network of chapters, we bring together people from all backgrounds who want to prevent suicide in our communities. Families and friends who have lost someone to suicide, vulnerable individuals, mental health professionals, clergy, educators, students, community/business leaders, and many others energize our chapter.
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month!
Presentation by Casandra Linkenmeyer, Minnesota Area Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
6:30 - 6:40 Welcome (Nasra & Regina)
6:40 - 7:15 Presentation by Cassandra Linkenmeyer
7:15 - 8:00 Group Facilitated Discussion (Participation is optional.)
CIDI will be partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to present on the link between mental health, substance abuse, and suicide.
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