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NAMI FaithNet Newsletter: November 2009

Welcome to the November issue of the NAMI FaithNet Newsletter.

In This Issue:

  • Veterans Day: Support Military Families
  • MIAW Changes One NAMI Advocate's Life
  • NAMI Wheeling Opens MIAW with Candlelight Service
  • The Role of Spirituality in Recovery
  • Clergy and Depression
  • New Book Releases

Veterans Day: Support Military Families

Learn how faith communities can offer integral support to families of veterans and active duty military affected by challenges such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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MIAW Changes One NAMI Advocate's Life

A 2005 MIAW documentary screening led Yolanda Kelsor Clay to NAMI, where she found the support she needed to manage her major depression. Today, Clay is active in NAMI's multicultural and faith-based outreach efforts. She helped lead her affiliate's MIAW activities this year.

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NAMI Wheeling Opens MIAW with Candlelight Service

The First Christian Church's annual service brings its congregation together to pray for and support those living with mental illness.

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The Role of Spirituality in Recovery

In a recent Psychology Today article, Victoria Maxwell explores the benefits of integrating spirituality into one's recovery plan.

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Clergy and Depression

Following a number of suicides and suicide attempts, a reflection on the challenging roles of spiritual leaders, stresses related to the economy's decline and stigma within faith communities.

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New Book Releases

Authors examine the relationship between faith and mental illness.

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