The Arab and Muslim American community has a long way to go when it comes to destigmatizing mental illness. Not only is there a lack of awareness and ambivalence on the issue, but an overwhelming majority of us avoid discussing and dealing with matter altogether. As Ph.D. candidate of Counseling Psychology at Columbia University, Sarah Al-Saidi explains in this podcast episode, Arab and Muslim Americans do not know how to talk about mental illness--or, we don't want to. In this week's talk, Sarah illustrates the way in which the shame surrounding mental illness prevents Arabs and Muslims in America from seeking professional mental health services. This reality has serious implications and consequences for our community at large. Yalla, let's talk taboo.