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National Alliance on Mental Illness
Providing Support, Education, and Advocacy on Mental Illness in Wood County

 

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NAMI FaithNet

An Information Resource for Faith Communities, NAMI Members, and Community Partners.

NAMI FaithNet is a network of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness. 

Why FaithNet is a Unique Opportunity for Faith Communities

Faith and spirituality are essential elements of healing and recovery from any serious medical illness, including mental illness. 

60% of people in emotional distress turn first to their clergy for help and counseling, yet many clergy feel ill-equipped to provide appropriate support and referrals to persons living with mental illness.

At the same time, social prejudice and shame associated with mental illness often prevent others from reaching out to their faith leaders and worship community.

Education about mental illness is the key to replacing ignorance and fear with compassion and understanding. Through education, congregations can offer caring, understanding and support that promote healing and recovery.

What is Available

  • Presentations to the Faith Community by NAMI members
  • Resources for Clergy and other faith leaders
  • Additional resources for individuals affected by mental illness

More Information about NAMI FaithNet

 

To schedule a FaithNet Presentation for your faith community, contact the office.

 

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