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NAMI FaithNet Newsletter: March 2010

Welcome to the March issue of the NAMI FaithNet Newsletter.

In This Issue:

  • Multicultural Outreach through Training for Ministries
  • Faith and Mental Illness in the African American Community
  • Understanding Faith and Depression
  • Studies: Belief in God Relieves Depression
  • NAMI Wants to Hear about Your Faith Outreach Efforts

Multicultural Outreach through Training for Ministries

As faith communities expand their efforts to embrace the needs of families and individuals with mental illness, lives and communities will improve. The cry for good services will grow louder. Families and individuals everywhere will feel welcome, supported and loved. They will have better access to relief in crises.

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Faith and Mental Illness in the African American Community

Gina Duncan, M.D., a psychiatrist, shares her perspective on the relationship between mental illness and spirituality in the African American community.

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Understanding Faith and Depression

A writer shares an honest Lenten reflection on living with depression and grappling with spiritual disconnect.

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Studies: Belief in God Relieves Depression

A new study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology reports that belief in a "concerned God" can improve response to medical treatment.

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NAMI Wants to Hear about Your Faith Outreach Efforts

Are you actively engaged in outreach efforts to educate local faith communities about mental illness? NAMI would like to learn about your work across the wide spectrum of faith communities. Please send a short description (250 words) of your experiences, including challenges and successes, to faithnet@nami.org.


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