Research demonstrates the benefits of personal spirituality and religion extend to specific mental health challenges, including recovery from trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and even risk for suicide. Post-traumatic growth is a specific area of research interest because it has been shown to be propelled by deepening personal spirituality for many people. Treatment for trauma benefits from integrating spirituality and partnerships with clergy support that integration. This webinar will encourage practitioners and faith leaders to consider strategies for innovative partnerships incorporating spirituality into treatment in additional settings and treatment programs.
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.