(RNS) — Reddit’s Islam-focused message board has long been a place where Muslims, as well as those curious about the faith, go to debate theology, learn about Islamic history, share video of their favorite sheikhs’ lectures and make prayer requests.
And as of this month, the popular r/Islam subreddit also offers a designated space for young Muslims to explore their own mental health with guidance from a licensed clinical psychologist.
The two monthly discussion threads are the result of a new partnership with the nonprofit Khalil Center, a faith-based psychological and spiritual wellness organization. The posts take the form of Reddit’s popular Q&A-style AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” interactive interviews.
“One of the issues with youth is that they’re very tentative to seek help,” said