Hosted by The Office of Diversity and Equity
10/5/21 - Interfaith National Day of Prayer for Behavioral Health and 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.
On Tuesday, October 5, 2021 NAMI of San Mateo County, the Spirituality Initiative with the Office of Diversity and Equity, a part of San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (SMCBHRS) and numerous faith leaders, will virtually host our county’s 5th Interfaith National Day of Prayer.
We invite all, Consumers, Faith base community, providers, and community to attend this event.
For more info contact Melinda Ricossa at MRicossa@smcgov.org or Isaac Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org
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