Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Nancy Clare Kehoe recognized that the spiritual issues of individuals living with mental illness were being either entirely ignored or misinterpreted as pathology.
She began now-famous spiritual issues group that has since served as a value-and spirit-based guide for many men and women who live with mental illness.
Now, Dr. Kehoe will share her experiences and insights at a symposium at NAMI's 2010 National Convention.
Her aim is to teach NAMI members how to lead faith communities of all denominations toward an understanding of mental illness and how to become a welcoming community for people with these disorders.
Dr. Kehoe is the author of Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness and the Journey to Wholeness and is a clinical instructor in the department of psychiatry at the Cambridge Health Alliance.
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