May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Religion and culture impact how people respond to the world around them. Religious beliefs and practices can serve as protective factors and, paradoxically, can pose challenges in maintaining mental well-being. This results in a unique relationship between religiosity and mental health.
Tanenbaum’s Conscientious Care Conversation about Religion and Mental Health explores how different faith communities recognize and respond to mental health matters. Understanding this complex dynamic can help us support our communities in managing both the challenges and opportunities that exist at the intersection of religion and emotional well-being. You can view Religion and Mental Health: Tools for Conscientious Care here.