An African American Faith-Based Outreach and Education Initiative
Across the nation, congregations of all denominations bring African American families together and provide emotional support to their members. Researchers have found evidence that African Americans seek help from the clergy more frequently than from other professionals. Mental health issues are no exception. When dealing with mental illness, African American families might look for guidance, support, and understanding from their faith community. It is for these reasons that NAMI has developed Sharing Hope: Understanding Mental Health to partner with the faith based community.
The program includes an interactive 60 minute presentation and resource materials and can be a great way to provide assistance to support mental health and support.
For more information or to schedule a presentation for your church leadership, please contact our office at (202) 546-0646 or email email@example.com.