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Pargament is a prominent expert in the field of the psychology of religion and spirituality.

The Spiritual Nature of Mental Illness | ACBC

Unlike any other dimension of life, religion and spirituality have a unique focus on the domain of the sacred — transcendence, ultimate truth, finitude and deep connectedness.

Prayer, Spirituality and Mental HealthPrayer is a powerful spiritual and psychological aid.

Spirituality and Mental Illness | USC Social Work

Spirituality & Mental Health, by Peter GilbertThis resource contains 23 chapters on aspects of spirituality and mental health written by experts in the field.

This is not, by the way, to imply that a holistic approach to mental illness is not valuable.

Spirituality And Mental Health: Clinical Applications, by Gary W Hartz, Harold G Koenig Even to clinicians practiced in helping clients to manage their stress, the impact of clients’ spirituality upon their mental health can be difficult to discern and discuss.

Another phenomenon I soon encountered was the tendency many have to glamorize mental illness.

Religion, spirituality and mental health | BJPsych Bulletin

Almost one in four middle-age women is on some form of antidepressant medication, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Women intent on managing the expectations of their spouses, children and friends quietly medicate while trying to keep it all together.

Spirituality in illness and treatment

For years, we've reserved the term "mental illness" for only the most extreme cases, but 26% of us in any given year suffer from depression, anxiety and a serious number of other mental illnesses, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It's a dirty little secret few people want to talk about, a devastating statistic implying that, in each of our families, we all care for someone who faces this pain.

Whosoever: A Sacred Fragility: Mental Illness and Spirituality

I may sound like a broken record, but it bears saying again and again. People are crying out for help, and we cannot afford to be ignorant or afraid. Christians have to break the stigma and the shame of mental illness.


The burden of having a mental illness is at times very hard to bear. Christians must learn to ease that weight for others. Too often churches will instead add to sufferers a sense of guilt that they "ought not" to be feeling that way.

Faith & Spiritual Wellness - Mental Health Center of Denver

We may not understand mental illnesses as well as some other conditions. Our treatments may not always work. But there is much evidence that a physical cause is at least part of the picture. For example twins raised apart are more likely to get depressed if the other twin does, especially so if they are genetically identical.

Religion/Spirituality and Mental Illness

The tragedy of the 27-year-old son of Pastor Rick Warren taking his own life after a lifelong struggle with mental illness calls for a commitment by Christians to help create space for and minister to those with mental illnesses, says the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.