Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Does the Islamic culture lead to mental illness?

People of South Asian origin with mental health problems are missing out on treatment, the BBC has been told.

Experts warn it is contributing to the high suicide rate among Asian women.

The chairman of one NHS Trust says he blames "institutional racism" for the "lack of engagement" with the South Asian community.

It’s not racism that is stopping them from getting access to mental health. It is their own culture that stops them from getting help. Islam is also a cause as it treats women as second class citizens so much so that Asian women are committing suicide in increasing large numbers on just one stretch of railway track because they are abused and degraded by their community.

Until the Islamic community bring themselves into this century and stop being backward and treat women as equal they will continue to have mental health problems in their communities.

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