Faith and Mental Illness
As we learn more and more about the connections between the mind and body, it becomes clear that spirituality, religion, and faith can help some individuals live well with mental health conditions. Some individuals and families turn to faith in times of crisis to help in their recovery while others find that spiritual practices help them continue to manage their mental health.
In this booklet, we explore the connection between faith and improvement in the lives of people with mental illness and their families.
- Seven Principles for Faith Communities Serving People Experiencing Mental Illness from Health and Human Services. This webinar provides the starting point and outlines the first steps to address mental illness for those in their congregation and community.
- Putting People First: The Initial Steps for Addressing Mental Illness and Faith Communities from Health and Human Services. This webinar highlghts leaders who will describe how their efforts are respectively building a sense of belonging for individuals with mental illness in faith communities and helping faith communities take mental illness seriously.
- Practical Hope to the Helper: How Faith Communities Can Engage to Prevent Caregiver Burnout from Health and Human Services. In this webinar, we explain the Caregiver Principle, and explore how faith communities can lean into this work, supporting caregivers of family members with mental illness to thrive.
- Register for part four of this webinar series now!