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NAMI FaithNet Newsletter: November 2009
Welcome to the November issue of the NAMI FaithNet Newsletter.
In This Issue:
Veterans Day: Support Military Families
Learn how faith communities can offer integral support to families of veterans and active duty military affected by challenges such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
MIAW Changes One NAMI Advocate's Life
A 2005 MIAW documentary screening led Yolanda Kelsor Clay to NAMI, where she found the support she needed to manage her major depression. Today, Clay is active in NAMI's multicultural and faith-based outreach efforts. She helped lead her affiliate's MIAW activities this year.
NAMI Wheeling Opens MIAW with Candlelight Service
The First Christian Church's annual service brings its congregation together to pray for and support those living with mental illness.
The Role of Spirituality in Recovery
In a recent Psychology Today article, Victoria Maxwell explores the benefits of integrating spirituality into one's recovery plan.
Clergy and Depression
Following a number of suicides and suicide attempts, a reflection on the challenging roles of spiritual leaders, stresses related to the economy's decline and stigma within faith communities.
New Book Releases
Authors examine the relationship between faith and mental illness.