This effort stems from the larger statewide wellness and recovery approach that seeks to improve the overall wellness of people (mind, body and SPIRIT). The statewide Spirituality Initiative acknowledges the benefits and importance that spirituality can play in the lives of people and can be a catalyst in the wellness and recovery of Californians who may be experiencing some type of behavioral health issue (depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, severe mental illness). This training was the first large scale attempt in the Valley!
The MHSA Three Year Plan community process served as a spark in bringing this effort to Kings County. The Kings County Spirituality Initiative seeks to engage and collaborate with local faith based organizations and institutions who express interest during the community process in helping those in the community who may be experiencing a wide array of behavioral health issues. The goal of the initiative is to partner with interested organizations and provide training and basic information on mental health, resources, and practices and also to assist in building capacity through training. For more information on the Spirituality Initiative contact Monique Hall at Monique.firstname.lastname@example.org . Visit our calendar to see when the Spirituality Committee meets again, http://www.kcbh.org/calendar.html