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dc.contributor.author Wong, Eunice C.
dc.contributor.author Fulton, Brad R.
dc.contributor.author Derose, Kathryn P.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-25T19:13:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-25T19:13:14Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09
dc.identifier.citation Wong, Eunice C., Brad R. Fulton, and Kathryn P. Derose. 2018. “Prevalence and Predictors of Mental Health Programs among U.S. Congregations.” Psychiatric Services 69:154-160. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/22854
dc.description Accepted manuscript, postprint version. The official published article is available online at https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.201600457. en
dc.description.abstract Objective: This study assessed the prevalence of and factors associated with congregation-based programming in support of people with mental illness. Methods: To estimate the proportion of congregations that provide mental health programming, this study reports analyses of survey responses from the 2012 National Congregations Study, a nationally representative survey of religious congregations in the United States (N=1,327). The analysis used multivariate logistic regression to identify congregational characteristics associated with the provision of mental health programming. Results: Nearly one in four U.S. congregations (23%) provided some type of programming to support people with mental illness. Approximately 31% of all attendees belonged to a congregation that provided mental health programming. 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. Conclusions: Greater coordination between mental health providers and congregations with programs that support people with mental illness could foster more integrated and holistic care, which in turn may lead to improved recovery outcomes. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Psychiatric Services en
dc.relation.isversionof https://ps.psychiatryonline.org/doi/abs/10.1176/appi.ps.201600457 en
dc.subject metapsychiatry en
dc.subject faith-based social services en
dc.subject congregations en
dc.subject church-based mental health services en
dc.title Prevalence and Predictors of Mental Health Programming Among U.S. Religious Congregations en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1176/appi.ps.201600457


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