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Mental Health Outreach
To provide information and support while encouraging hope and faith
to all individuals who are coping with the effects of a severe and
persistent mental illness or negative life situation. While we
have a special focus on adults within the faith based
community and African Americans who have been diagnosed with
Schizophrenia, Bipolar, and
other Psychotic Disorders we believe that anyone can benefit
from the resources shared on this site.
Mental illnesses are brain illnesses with symptoms that
manifest in our thoughts, feelings and behaviors and if left
untreated can negatively impact how we relate to the world around
Mental illnesses are highly treatable but it is a topic
that some people, regardless of race and or religious beliefs,
do not like to talk about. Why? The reasons are varied but the stigma associated with mental illnesses, generates
misinformation that prevents people from reaching out and
getting the help and support that they need. But with faith,
information and treatment people living with a mental illness
can not only
recover but can move forward and fulfill the plan
of God for their lives.
Why Do We Do What We Do?
The challenges faced by
individuals who have been impacted by a severe and persistent
mental illness in the area of obtaining basic assistance, information
and support. The need for treatment and
impact of no
treatment on individuals, families and our society at large.
Disparities Within The African
Rates of mental illnesses in African American communities are
similar to those of the general population. However, many are in
desperate need of mental health treatment. This disparity does not stem
from a greater prevalence rate or severity of illness in African
Americans, but from a lack of culturally competent care, and
less or poor quality of care.
Importance of Faith/God
in the Lives Of So Many People
For those who adhere to these practices can be
instrumental in providing structure, relationship, and hope. In
fact, "religious beliefs and behaviors are positively related to
many indicators of emotional and social adjustment" (Richards &
Bergin, 1999, p. 42). Religion and spirituality for those who
adhere to these practices may be viewed as strengths that can be
used to promote an individuals overall level of functioning and
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