Gospel Values in Community Mental Health Programs
Gospel Values in Community Mental Health Programs | March 25, 2020 | Mental illness can be a highly stigmatized topic in the church, yet mental health is an integral component of overall health and well-being. In this webinar, we discussed the importance of faith and spirituality in understanding mental health and seeking help, and the impact of COVID-19 in raising anxiety for everyone, including those already facing mental health challenges. How gospel values of asking and listening (what is it you want of me); social inclusion (paying attention to the small voices); wholeness (body, mind and spirit), and life to the fullest, can be threaded through program design in community mental health programs. We heard from Julian Eaton, MBBS, MSc, Mental Health Director for CBM Global and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Kaaren Mathias, MBBS, PhD, Mental Health Programme Manager for Emmanuel Hospital Association in India.