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Five-Question Interview with Doug Beach, NAMI FaithNet
Posted on Aug 19 2019
Faith in Healthcare
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Interview with Doug Beach, Chairperson of NAMI’s FaithNet Advisory Group. FaithNet encourages and supports outreach to faith communities through NAMI’s local and state affiliates across the country. Beach is also a NAMI Family-to-Family instructor and leads a Family Grace faith-based support group for families impacted by mental illness.  “People are surprised to learn that, if persons with mental illness can get care and find community, 80 to 90% of the time they get better,” he said. “Building community and providing family education does not replace medical treatment, but they are a critical component of people getting better. The importance of spirit and community means faith communities have a huge role to play in the process. They not only provide the belief structure, but they provide community.”