The Author

Muhammad Khan

I am a graduate of English and Politics and have suffered with mental illness for the past 13 years. I have spent about 6 years in total at acute wards and PICUs (Psychiatric Intensive Care Units) and at the rehabilitation unit where I am currently a resident.

I was keen to find out more about BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) communities and their experiences with the mental health service but there is a scarcity of resources. So I decided to use my experiences and my skills to create a platform for members of these communities to share their experiences.

With the help of my brother Mansur who is a web designer, InMyWords was born. Our audience will be mental health professionals and service users and anyone with an interest in BAME mental health issues.

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Psychiatry / Psychology in Islam

Did you know that the first mental wards were actually founded in Muslim countries? During the early Islamic era,...

You Continue with your soul

You need to centre your focus to a point. Your reason, your being. A region where,...

Guest blog – Evelyn Asante-Mensah OBE, Chair of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust

Mental Health is important to us all and it’s important that we talk about it to break down the barriers and fear...

Fast forward 2

After a month without leave, I was finally allowed out on my own to the local shop. It feels really good as...

Free Free Palestine

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have recently normalised diplomatic relations with Israel. Throughout this period the Israelis have been bombing the...