By On August 25th, 2005

Post from Sarah McGee

Ministries in Mental Illness

One of the ways a healthy community is fostered is through church involvement with, and sensitivity towards, behavioral health issues. The following article is a call to arms directed towards the UMC but relevant to all church communities:

“Behavioral health treatment… should recognize the importance of a non-stressful environment, good nutrition, and an accepting community. Treatment should also recognize the importance of medical, psychiatric, emotional and spiritual care, psychotherapy or professional pastoral psychotherapy- in regaining and maintaining health. Churches in every community are called to participate actively in expanding care…”

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