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Study: Discuss Religion, Spirituality When Treating Young Adults with Severe Mental Illness – Baylor researcher says it’s “critical” that mental health providers be equipped to assess clients’ religion/spirituality

Eric M. Eckert, ‘Study: Discuss Religion, Spirituality When Treating Young Adults with Severe Mental Illness – Baylor researcher says it’s “critical” that mental health providers be equipped to assess clients’ religion/spirituality’, https://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/news.php?action=story&story=200805, Baylor University (July 25, 2018)

Relevant to mental health

A majority of young adults with severe mental illness – bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or major depression – consider religion and spirituality relevant to their mental health. (…) Researchers noted that nearly all participants who reported negative experiences with religion and spirituality also reported utilizing positive religious and spiritual coping. (…) It’s critical that mental health care providers be well equipped and trained to assess for the complex role of religion and spirituality in the lives of young adults with serious mental illness, recognizing that it could appear to be a tremendous source of support and resilience and/or a source of pain and discomfort, if even a part of their lives at all.

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