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Monday, October 27, 2014

The Church and Mental Illness

the link (pdf) to the magazine 'The Christian Citizen' is below

One in four U.S. Americans annually experience mental health issues ranging in severity from temporary psychological distress to serious depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, yet less than one-third of these persons receives appropriate care, often because of the stigma associated with these illnesses and their treatments. American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) wants to help change these statistics for the better. That is why we're providing leadership through the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC), a program of the American Association of People with Disabilities, in its partnership with the American Psychiatric Association (APA). This effort brings together religious leaders and psychiatrists to determine how we can better collaborate to reduce stigma and provide help and healing for those with mental health conditions.

The Christian Citizen 2014 Volume 2

In this issue: CLICK HERE for PDF magazine link

  • EDITORIAL Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership
    to Reduce Stigma and Provide Help and Healing
  • Mental Illness and Families of Faith: How Congregations Can Respond
  • A Call to Healing
  • Un llamado a la sanidad
  • Depression Idols, Demons and Grace
  • It Takes a Community
  • Psychiatry and the Faith Community in Partnership
  • NAMI FaithNet A Lifeline, a Cairn and a Network
  • WISE and Caring Congregations: Creating a Safe Haven for People in
    Your Church Who Have a Mental Illness
  • Youth Leaders as Instruments of Transformation and Hope
  • Doing Small Things with Extraordinary Love
  • Admitting Our Powerlessness
  • The Pizza Mass
  • A Welcoming and Supportive Environment for Latinos
  • A Deep Well of Meaning
  • Be Still
  • When the Caregiver Needs Care
  • Sand Dollar
  • Spiritual insights for parents, clergy, and churches ministering to special needs families.

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