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The Spirituality Initiative works to build opportunities for clients/consumers, family members, providers and community members to collaboratively explore, increase awareness of, and support spirituality and its relationship to health and well-being, especially for those with or at risk of co-occurring alcohol/drug addiction and mental health challenges.
Are you looking for faith based organizations in San Mateo County that are inclusive of mental health? Visit bitly.com/SMCSpirituality for our list of welcoming resources.
Vision and Values
The Health System fully embraces and integrates spirituality when working with individuals, families and communities to facilitate wellness and recovery.
- Hope – We recognize that hope is the simplest yet most powerful tool in fostering healing
- Inclusiveness – We recognize that spirituality is a personal journey and individuals should not be excluded based on their spiritual beliefs and practices
- Cultural humility – We recognize that an attitude of respect and openness is necessary to create a welcoming and inclusive space for everyone
Interfaith National Day of Prayer for Behavioral Health & Understanding
Each year during the first week of October the nation celebrates the Interfaith National Day of Prayer for Behavioral Health and Understanding. This day is designated to bring together mental health and substance abuse networks and faith leaders to work together so that they may recognize the importance of behavioral health issues in our community. Prayers and actions of both faith communities and secular organizations, such as the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), are needed to restore mental wellness in America. By seeking guidance with each of our faiths, we can recommit ourselves to replacing misinformation, blame, fear and prejudice with truth and love in order to offer hope to all who are touched by mental illness.