In the World

Responding with love to mental illness

In the WorldA new partnership will help churches reduce stigma and provide help and healing.

By Curtis Ramsey-Lucas

One in four Americans annually experience mental health issues ranging in severity from temporary psychological distress to serious depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, yet less than one-third of these Americans receives appropriate care, often because of the stigma associated with these illnesses and their treatments.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies wants to help change these statistics for the better. That is why we’re providing leadership through the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition, a program of the American Association of People with Disabilities, in its partnership with the American Psychiatric Association. This effort brings together religious leaders and psychiatrists to determine how we can better collaborate to reduce stigma and provide help and healing for those will mental health conditions.

Read more at Baptist News Global

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