Welcome to the March issue of the NAMI FaithNet Newsletter.
In This Issue:
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.
Gina Duncan, M.D., a psychiatrist, shares her perspective on the relationship between mental illness and spirituality in the African American community.
A writer shares an honest Lenten reflection on living with depression and grappling with spiritual disconnect.
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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