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A Matter of Faith: Religion and Mental Health

Journal of Public Mental Health

ISSN: 1746-5729

Article publication date: 1 February 2000



Religion and mental health are not easy issues to address within the same framework. The unstable boundary between symptoms of psychosis and some forms of religious inspiration is only one element in a complex debate about the relationship between spirituality and mental health. Growing evidence of the significance of religious belief to people with mental health problems raises important questions about the role of spirituality in mental health promotion, the relationship between mental health service providers and spiritual leaders and the attitudes of faith communities to mental health issues.


Friedli, L. (2000), "A Matter of Faith: Religion and Mental Health", Journal of Public Mental Health, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 7-13.




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