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Mental Health First Aid in Faith and Spiritual Communities

Faith and spiritual communities have diverse views on mental health and substance use as it relates to their belief systems. Mental Health First Aid educates faith leaders and communities about common mental health and substance use challenges, as well as an action plan to help faith populations.

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Why Mental Health Matters in Faith and Spiritual Communities

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Faith and community leaders are often the first point of contact when individuals and families face mental health problems or traumatic events.
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In times of crisis, many members of faith communities will turn to trusted leaders in their communities before they turn to mental health professionals.
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Faith communities are in a unique position to reach many of the millions of Americans who experience mental health and substance use challenges.

How Mental Health First Aid in Faith and Spiritual Communities Can Help

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Reduces stigma.
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Increases mental health and substance use literacy.
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Gives members and leaders of faith communities tools to identify and respond to signs of mental illness and addiction.
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Teaches an action plan for connecting members of faith communities facing mental health or substance use challenges with appropriate treatment and resources in their community.

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