Reflections on the Meaning of Mental Integrity by Marcia A. Murphy

 

 

Reflections on the Meaning of Mental Integrity [Book: work in progress]

by Marcia A. Murphy

This written work is to encourage a multifaceted approach to mental health definitions and treatments through an integration of diverse perspectives which include the fields of Western psychiatry, psychology, and religion, as well as other cultural views from outside of the United States. All can make valid contributions given their various accomplishments and traditions. I believe there is much we can learn from one another. Through narrative and subsequent interpretation, my intention is that this project will be a source of insight and healing for many and that it will equip the church, as well as secular psychiatry, to do a better job of enabling people living with mental illness to access the resources they need to recover, leading to a wholeness in personality and character.