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NAMI FaithNet: January 2008

  • TV Program Addresses Aging, Mental Health Issues and Faith
  • Brochure on Mental Illness in Older Adults
  • Psychiatrists and Spirituality
  • Duke University Spirituality and Health Workshops

TV Program Addresses Aging, Mental Health Issues and Faith

Embracing Aging: Families Facing Change will air on ABC-TV stations beginning January 6, 2008. This program probes phases of aging, retirement, housing options, care issues and options, relationships, aging in different cultures, mental health issues, and the role of the church. Read more…

Brochure on Mental Illness in Older Adults

Mental Health Ministries offers a new, free tri-fold brochure,Mental Illness in Older Adults: An Opportunity for Spiritual Growth.  

Download the brochure. (PDF, opens in a new window)

Psychiatrists and Spirituality

A recent article in the Washington Post reports that most psychiatrists are open to discussing spirituality and faith concerns when interacting with patients. Read more…

Duke University Spirituality and Health Workshops

The Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center will offer summer workshops that compress a two-year post-doctoral fellowship into five days. It is the only place in the world where specific training on how to conduct research on religion, spirituality and health can be obtained from people who have been active in the field for nearly 25 years.   

Due to the intense nature of this training, which includes individual mentorship, workshops are limited to 20 participants each. There may be limited scholarships available for those demonstrating extreme need and promising academic careers.

It is important to register early. Get more information on the workshops and registration.

Join NAMI Online

Did you know that you can now join NAMI online? With just a couple of clicks of your mouse and a contribution of $35 with your credit card, you can instantly become a member of your local, state, and national NAMI.

If you've never considered membership before, now is a great time to join with the hundreds of others who are showing their support for NAMI and joining the NAMI movement online each month. Together, we will make a difference for those whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness in America.  Join today!