VA faith-based mental health

Building Strong Mental Health Advocates Through Faith-Based Outreach

VA Mental Health and Chaplaincy Innovates with Faith-Based Mental Health Outreach By Susan Churchill,  NBHIC Board of Directors As mental health advocates all over the world continue to empower non-traditional caregivers in order to extend mental health support, the Veteran’s Administration is in the process of pioneering the faith-based VA Mental Health and Chaplaincy program. This is the VA’s way of not …

Task Shifting Our Way to Better Mental Health

 By Peggy Hill, M.S., M.S. Ed.,  NBHIC Deputy Director Some of my colleagues and I had the opportunity recently to spend an hour on the phone with Vikram Patel, who is best known for his work on mental health in low-resource areas. Dr. Patel’s credentials are long and impressive — co-director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at the …