National Alliance on Mental Illness
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NAMI FaithNet Newsletter: March 2008
NAMI National African American Faith-Based Education Effort
In recognition that spirituality and faith play an important role among many individuals within the African American community, the projected interactive multimedia program will be a mental health outreach tool for targeting African American families through the faith community. Click here for more information.
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California Mental Health Office Reaches out to Muslim Residents
The Record reports that
FaithCEP Conference: The Mental Health of our Children and Youth
Thursday, May 15, 2008
NAMI Indianapolis invites clergy and congregational leaders of all faiths to better understand the needs of children and youth with special mental and emotional needs.
Dr. Ann Adinamis, M.D., child and adolescent psychiatrist, will speak about symptoms and treatment of major early on-set childhood mental illnesses. Break-out sessions will address eating disorders, suicide prevention, substance abuse and workshops on African American and Spanish-speaking youth. There will also be information on NAMI Basics and other resources for caregivers of children with mental illness.
LA County Department of Mental Health Conference for Clergy and Faith Leaders
Thursday, June 5, 2008
The Clergy Advisory Committee of DMH will host its annual conference on mental health and spirituality for clergy and faith leaders in June. The subject of this year's conference is "Healing of the Heart, Mind and Soul: Strengthening Individuals, Families and Communities."
For additional information, please contact Stephanie Bartsch at 213-351-5481 or via email.
Duke University Offers Summer Research Workshops
The Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at
Due to the intense nature of this training that includes individual mentorship, workshops are limited to 20 participants each.There may be limited scholarships available for those demonstrating extreme need and promising academic careers, and would be awarded on a competitive basis.
It is important to register early. Get information on the workshops and registration.