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“Spirituality and Mental Health”

The social self.

The social self. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This January 5, 2016 article by Danielle Nelson on the Jamaica Observer website talks about the struggles between Spirituality and Mental Health because of the stigma surrounding mental illnesses.

“Mental Health And The Welcoming Church — All Together Podcast”

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This October 24, 2014 HUFF POST: Religion  segment includes an audio podcast about mental illness in the religious community.

“Thanksgivukkah: A Mash Of Two Holidays That’s Easy To Relish”

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English: Oven roasted turkey, common fare for Christmas and Thanksgiving celebrations. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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This November 22, 2013 article that includes a downloadable audio segment, is found on the NPR: The Salt  website.  And yes, before you say anything I know that this article really has very little if anything to do with mental health issues.  I came across it and thought it was interesting to learn that Hanukkah and Thanksgiving share the same day this year which is something that will likely not happen again for over 70,000 years according to the article.

I would love to hear if any of my readers happen to be Jewish and what if anything they may have done to combine the celebration of Hanukkah  and Thanksgiving in their home.

“Spirituality May Boost Mental Health: Study”


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This August 23, 2012 article found on the Philly.com website talks about a recent study that may show that spirituality may have a positive impact on mental health, one aspect listed that kind of stood out was how it seems to create a situation where people are able to develop a broader perspective and see not just their needs and desires, but also allows them to begin to see the needs and desires of the world around them and may allow them to be less self-centered.



“Remember My Name: Reflections on Spirituality in Individual and Collective Recovery”


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This piece was written by Pat Deegan and was part of a lecture she gave by the same name.  The excerpt is great, but there is also a link where you can download the pdf file of the lecture as well.  She talks about finding hope at a time when she was feeling lost and isolated at the age of 17


“Using yoga as a gift of empowerment”

English: Blue Ridge Rollergirls doing yoga on ...

English: Blue Ridge Rollergirls doing yoga on skates during pre-bout warmup. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This June 26, 2012 article on the PhillyBurbs.com website talks about the use of yoga in empowering girls and women and describes  how something a simple as a description of a scenario can build up or tear down someone.

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