Individuals working toward healing and recovery often turn to their faith or spirituality. Yet many clergy and people of faith feel ill-equipped to provide appropriate support, education and assistance to individuals living with mental illness. NAMI FaithNet provides information about resources and educates clergy and congregations so that they can create stronger support systems and welcoming, empathetic faith communities for people living with serious mental illness. The program’s “Bridges of Hope” presentation, about one hour in length, is now being offered for local clergy and congregations of all faiths. The presentation covers:
- What is mental illness? How does it impact individuals, families, and communities?
- What is the role of the faith community in helping people and families touched by serious mental illness?
- Who is NAMI and what does it offer to individuals, families and faith communities?
NAMI can bring this free presentation to your own congregation. Call 765-423-6939 to schedule a date and time.