Religion

Acknowledges the importance of connections to mainstream religious and spiritual organizations in the community, with guidelines for facilitating consumer-to-congregation relationships that create welcoming religious communities.

Developing Welcoming Faith Communities

 

This document provides an overview of what is available to faith-based communities, religious congregations, and mental health organizations that want to connect people with mental health conditions and their families to congregational life. A questionnaire about ‘welcoming religious communities’ was sent to mailing lists at both the Clearinghouse and the Temple University Collaborative and received 101 responses from church leaders, peers, and family members, all of whom work within their congregations on inclusion projects. The questionnaires allowed for respondents to describe their mental health outreach activities to us, as well as discuss common barriers to establishing welcoming congregations they experience and their strategies that have helped create welcoming congregations within well-established mental health ministries.

Welcoming Congregations Fact sheet for Consumers

 

 

This Religious and Spiritual communities fact sheet provides consumers with a resource that defines religious communities and explains some barriers, as well as stigmas, they are likely to face and solutions to them. The fact sheets explain why religion and spirituality are important as well as giving tips and ideas on how to increase participation.

Welcoming Congregations Fact Sheet for Providers

 

 

This Religious and Spiritual communities fact sheet gives providers a resource that defines religious communities and explains some barriers that their participants might face and solutions to those barriers. The fact sheet explains why religion and spirituality are important as well as giving tips and ideas on how to increase participation.

Helping People Connect to the Religious Congregations and Spiritual Groups of their Choice: The Role of Peer Specialists

This document provides an overview of what is available to faith-based communities, religious congregations, and mental health organizations that want to connect people with mental health conditions and their families to congregational life. A questionnaire about ‘welcoming religious communities’ was sent to mailing lists at both the Clearinghouse and the Temple University Collaborative, it received 101 responses from church leaders, peers, and family members, all of whom work within their congregations on inclusion projects. The questionnaires allowed for respondents to describe their mental health outreach activities to us, as well as discuss common barriers to establishing welcoming congregations they experience and their strategies that have helped create welcoming congregations within well-established mental health ministries.

 

Helping People Connect: The Role of Peer Specialists

On December 9th, 2015, Richard Baron, David Measel, and Rev. Ann Helmke sat down to have a national discussion on the role of peer specialists in helping people with psychiatric illnesses connect to religious congregations or spiritual groups. Topics discussed throughout the webinar included strategies to help peers become part of a religious group, experiences from peer specialists in connecting to religious groups, and what roles a peer can play.

Transcript available!

Webinar: Developing Welcoming Faith Communities

 

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Religion and Spirituality Facts for Consumers

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Religion and Spirituality Facts for Providers

 

 

 

 

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Service Oriented Faith Based Groups

 

 

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Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder

 

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Congregations

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Outreach Programs

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Congregation and Connection

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Congregations and Mental Health Issues

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Joining a Congregation with Someon

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Religious Activity Effects

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Practicing Religion

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Religious Groups and Stigma

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peer Specialists and Religion

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