Presentation -The Role of Faith and Spirituality in Mental Health Speaker - Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center and Institute People are often surprised to learn that individuals in psychological distress are more likely to go to a clergy member for assistance before a mental health care provider. Positive religious engagement has numerous benefits for individuals struggling with mental health difficulties. However, the role of faith and spirituality in mental health is not a topic that is often discussed. In this presentation, Dr. Stanford will answer the question "What if the mental health and faith communities worked together to serve those in distress by providing a framework for mental health recovery that incorporates faith and spirituality?"

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