Education/Advocacy

What the Access and Inclusive Mission Program [AIM]* is saying to the Church

For educational purposes and advocacy.

AIM Saying To Church PDF

 

*AIM –Access & Inclusive Mission

The focus of AIM is to increase disability awareness and inclusion for those with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges; encouraging our religious and civic communities to be welcoming
places for all!

Click link for AIM page

 

 

 

AIM Initiative:
A Visit to L’Arche Clinton

Article by Marcia A. Murphy

Visit to L’Arche Clinton Webpage with article

A Visit to L’Arche Clinton PDF for download

 

 

 

Book
Wipf & Stock Publishers, Resource Publications Imprint

 

Marcia Murphy’s book To Loose the Bonds of Injustice is a must-read for anyone working with the mentally ill.  Combining memoir and a scholarly review of history, this book reflects the author’s spiritual and psychological journey in life.  Policy analysts, religious leaders, and mental health professionals all can learn to do a better job helping those in need by reading this book.

—Scott Temple, PhD, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

To Loose the Bonds of Injustice

The Plight of the Mentally Ill & What the Church Can Do

by Marcia A. Murphy  Order Here

Abstract Here

 

 

 

Having Tea With Anne Hutchinson: Justice, Four Centuries Later

An essay/work of creative nonfiction

By Marcia A. Murphy

READ HERE

 

 

Mental Illness & Substance Abuse: Resources

According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 43.6 million (18.1%) Americans ages 18 and up experienced some form of mental illness. In the past year, 20.2 million adults (8.4%) had a substance use disorder. Of these, 7.9 million people had both a mental disorder and substance use disorder, also known as co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. *

A helpful website for the importance of spirituality in recovery from co-occurring mental and substance use disorders and information about resources for treatment can be found at:  https://www.drugrehab.com/recovery/faith-and-religion-in-recovery/

*https://www.samhsa.gov/disorders 

 

 

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