Mentally Fit Muslims
Mentally Fit Muslims is a non-profit organization that provides mental health support for Muslims in an empowering way. MFM strives to raise awareness about mental health issues, advocate for those who are struggling, provide spiritual support and guidance on how to be mentally fit.
The website is a safe space where Muslims can share their stories without fear of judgment or discrimination due to the stigma associated with mental illness in Muslim communities. We highlight people living with mental illnesses who are thriving in their faith, and offer resources to Muslims dealing with these challenges. Through education, we also advocate for the rights of people with mental health challenges.
MFM dispels misconceptions about mental illness, promotes healing through spirituality, and helps individuals take care of their minds just as they would their bodies. We provide original resources for self-care through podcast episodes, blog posts, videos, eBooks and infographics.
Mentally Fit Muslims was founded by Saba Malik and her husband. She is a teacher, life coach and certified in mental health first-aid. Saba is also the host of the Mentally Fit Muslims podcast and author of the two eBooks: “Divine Depression”and “Blessed with Bipolar.”
She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at an early age, but she didn't let that stop her from living her life to its fullest potential. Saba has raised awareness about mental health in Muslim communities by sharing her own story and advocating for people challenged with mental disorders.
She has dedicated herself to educating others while working on healing herself through Islamic spiritual support and connecting with other Muslims with mental health challenges to create peer-to-peer support networks.
She lives with her husband and two kids in the United States.