By the Numbers: 25 September 2017

By the Numbers: 25 September 2017

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The percentage of U.S. religious congregation which provide "some type of programming to support people with mental illness," according to a new article in the journal Psychiatric Services, Prevalence and Predictors of Mental Health Programming Among U.S. Religious Congregations.

Congregational characteristics associated with providing mental health programming included having more members and having members with higher incomes, employing staff for social service programs, and providing health-focused programs. Other significant predictors included engaging with the surrounding community (that is, conducting community needs assessments and hosting speakers from social service organizations) and being located in a predominantly African-American community.

By the Numbers: 25 September 2017 | Center for Deployment Psychology


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