Integrating Treatment of Serious Mental Illness With Religious and Spiritual Practices in a Psychiatric Residential Program

Clinical evidence shows that a full psychiatric evaluation should include a spiritual history because religion and spirituality are central components of the human experience andcan influence the onset and course of mental illness. There is increasing interest in the positive and negative impacts of religion and spirituality on mental health, but research onhow to approach these issues among people with serious mental illness is scarce.