June 16, 2006
Robert Qualls is on a journey. It began on a bridge in
Qualls, a former pastor, recently told the story of his journey with mental illness at a prayer breakfast for clergy sponsored by the NAMI Springfield, Missouri. Read more…
NAMI San Antonio and the Mental Health Task Force of San Antonio recently offered an interfaith mental health ministry training. This event was the first step in a pilot project that seeks to empower members of faith
Dr. Mark Galanter’s 2005 book, Spirtuality and the Healthy Mind, is reviewed in the June 2006 issue of The American Journal of Psychiatry. According to reviewer Dan G. Blazer, M.D., Ph.D., Galanter has had “a nearly career-long interest in the interface of spirituality and mental health.”
Subtitled “Science, Therapy, and the Need for Personal Meaning”, the book’s key message to psychiatrists, according to the review, is that “we should attend to the spiritual needs and the spiritual lives of our patients if we are to treat them comprehensively.” Read the full review online.
Spirituality and the Healthy Mind is available from Amazon.com and other book sellers. Purchase through this link to Amazon.com, and NAMI will automatically receive a portion of the purchase price.
Thanks to a grant from the American Psychiatric Foundation, Pathways to Promise will produce faith-based, anti-stigma poster packets and work with NAMI and other partners to distribute them to congregations nationwide. The project has the potential to reach 10 million people.
New links have been added to the “Related Links” area, featuring resources from Jewish, Muslim, Methodist, Lutheran, and Baptist organizations.
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