Dr. Harold Koenig is "the" brand in the growing field of spirituality and health. His groundbreaking research has been featured on national and international television and radio shows, on the covers of magazines, and in the headlines of newspapers.
Now he opens a window on mental health, providing an unprecedented source of practical information about the relationship between religion mental health. Dr. Koenig examines how Christianity and other world religions deliver mental health services today, and he makes recommendations, based on research, expertise, and experience, for new programs to meet local needs.
Meticulously researched and documented, "Faith and Mental Health" includes: Research on the relationship between religion and positive emotions, psychiatric illnesses, and severe and persistent mental disordersWays in which religion has influenced mental health historically, and how now and in the future it can be involved with mental healthA comprehensive description and categorization of Christian and non-Christian faith-based organizations that provide mental health resourcesResources for religious professionals and faith communities on how to design effective programs
Presenting a combination of the history and current research of mental health and religion along with a thorough examination of faith-based organizations operating in the field, this book is a one-of-a-kind resource for the health care community; its valuable research and insights will benefit medical and religious professionals, and anyone concerned with the future of mental health care.