Recovering from behavioral health conditions requires faith that individuals can overcome incredible odds. Recovery from life’s challenges can also be helped by having faith in something greater than ourselves. In fact, research shows that spirituality, one of the eight dimensions of wellness, helps improve our mental and physical health and can offer a path to important social support.
That is one reason why faith-based communities play a key role in prevention, referral to treatment, fostering resilience, and supporting recovery in our communities. People often seek support from within their faith community when an individual or family faces a behavioral health challenge or when a community experiences a traumatic event. This means that faith leaders are often first responders, and knowing how to respond to these situations can make a huge difference in how the individual, family, and community copes and heals.
After attending the course, a participant will be able to:
Available Continuing Education: 5.5 hours
Preston Crowe, PhD