is to convene alliances and develop programs
around clinical, and policy measures to improve the quality of life for underserved, underprivileged, and underrepresented at-risk populations. We achieve our mission through education,
research, and policy implications as these programs highlight
the impact of the nursing shortage and leadership in the United
States and its territories.
MENTAL HEALTH: POLICY, CLINICAL, AND SPIRITUAL IMPLICATIONS
Engaging Communities to Reduce the Mental Health Stigma
This colloquium series was developed to respond to the acceptance, healing, and supportive partnership between healthcare professionals, the faith and community-based contingency, clergy, mental health consumers, and policy makers to address parity of mental health diseases such as depression and bipolarism.
Provide an overview of mental health and its relationship to spirituality and the relevancy in the faith-based, academic, clinical, and policy-making communities;
Discuss important health policy implications around mental health;
Discuss effective tools for clergy that enable them to assist in counseling for depression;
Encourage faith leadership to make information on faith-based prevention of suicide and depression available on request to practicing clergy; and
Understand the impact of health policy and legislation on the faith-based community as an integral service option in mental health.
This activity is sponsored by the National Black Nurses Foundation, Inc.
Funding provided by AstraZeneca, Inc. The New Orleans activity funded in part by Bristol-Myers Squibb, The 1Joshua Group, and NBNF.