What is the impact and importance of spirituality in the face of trauma and hurt experienced by the whole community? Research demonstrates community wide programs that engage spirituality and spiritual communities can be highly effective and include individuals across diverse faith traditions and beliefs. This webinar will highlight examples of these interventions as well as research on the effectiveness of such efforts. It will also discuss the differences and similarities between trauma and the collective healing process that can be experienced by a community writ large.
Spirituality and Mental Health Webinar Series
Research demonstrates that spirituality and religion positively impact health and wellness across the continuum of care. In prevention, treatment, and the experience of severe and recurrent mental illness, both primary and co-morbid outcomes are improved when the patient and their family receive spiritual and religious support. Understanding the critical intersections of spirituality and mental health can increase the overall effectiveness and quality of treatment across an individual’s continuum of care. Faith leaders and mental health practitioners are working together developing strong and successful examples of what can be replicated around the nation. This six-part webinar series will: Enhance awareness of current research and programs; Provide practical examples of faith and mental health practitioners working together collaboratively; and Increase the hope of individuals living with mental illness and their loved ones.