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Monday, May 4, 2009

Missional Monday

Today's focus is on mental health. Our extended family has and is dealing with the mental health issue; this is a tribute to all families, rich or poor, who are or need to be helped out with mental health issues.

The organization for this week is: FaithWorks

FaithWorks is a faith-driven initiative to help Georgia’s citizens who suffer from mental illness. This initiative brings together faith leaders from a broad spectrum of religious institutions and nonprofit organizations.

Our primary focus is our state’s mental health system, which is in crisis. From overcrowded and understaffed psychiatric hospitals to a lack of community mental health services, the present system has led to neglect, abuse and the avoidable deaths of more than 100 mentally ill patients.

We are committed to reframing the mental health crisis as a moral and spiritual issue, and then responding to the issue according to God’s will. FaithWorks intends to galvanize the faith communtity to act on behalf of those with mental illness who have no choice but to place themselves under the state's care.
~From the FaithWorks website

Please take some time and check out this wonderful organization on their website! See if their mission can help you match your passion with your purpose.

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