Faith & Spirituality
Evidence is growing of the value that faith-based organizations offer to people with mental illnesses.
Faith-based communities often contribute to recovery by promoting hope and by offering solace and comfort in troubled times; and many consumers acknowledge the positive impact of spirituality and faith on their recovery and ability to cope with life's stresses.
However, not all faith-based organizations are equally knowledgeable about how best to serve people with mental health disorders.
The information available on this Web page can help faith-based communities - both clergy and congregants - increase their awareness of mental health issues and find ways to welcome and support people with mental illnesses, thus reducing discrimination and increasing social inclusion.