Dr. Harold Koenig is the brand in the growing field of spirituality and health. His groundbreaking research has been featured on national and international television and radio shows on the covers of magazines and in the headlines of newspapers. Now he opens a window on mental health providing an unprecedented source of practical information about the relationship between religion and mental health. Dr. Koenig examines how Christianity and other world religions deliver mental health services today and he makes recommendations based on research expertise and experience for new programs to meet local needs. Meticulously researched and documented Faith and Mental Health includes Research on the relationship between religion and positive emotions psychiatric illnesses as well as severe and persistent mental disorders Ways in which religion has influenced mental health historically and how it now and in the future can be involved with mental health A comprehensive description and categorization of Christian and nonChristian faithbased organizations that provide mental health resources Resources for religious professionals and faith communities on how to design effective programs Presenting a combination of the history and current research of mental health and religion along with a thorough examination of faithbased organizations operating in the field this book is a oneofakind resource for the healthcare community; its valuable research and insights will benefit medical and religious professionals and anyone concerned with the future of mental health care.Koenig, Harold G. is the author of 'Faith And Mental Health Religious Resources for Healing', published 2005 under ISBN 9781932031911 and ISBN 193203191X.