Did you know there is a form of psychological research that focuses on how spirituality affects and relates to interpersonal relationships? It is called Relational Spirituality and it has implications for how people experience marriage, parenting, friendship, and other forms of social connections. At the same time, it has important implications for how we understand faith, forgiveness, and other means of relating to one another. Engaging spirituality has positive implications for individuals with mental illness and their loved ones by enhancing the firm commitment of family, acceptance by family and community, and the possibility for a spiritual process of family renewal. This webinar will discuss this area of research and its implications for treatment and recovery for individuals with mental illness and their loved ones.
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.