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Mental Health

  • Creator:   Karen Schmidt
  • Updated:   8/22/2019
  • Contains:  15 items
Depression, suicide, anxiety: behavioral health care is pertinent to nurses throughout the profession. Articles provide updated clinical information, original research findings, and spiritual care for patients with mental health concerns.
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Treatment and Spiritual Care in Mental Health: Recovery As a Journey, Not a Destination

Neathery, Melissa

Journal of Christian Nursing. 35(2):86-93, April/June 2018.

Using eight components of recovery-oriented treatment, nurses in any setting can facilitate recovery and encourage the healthy role of spirituality in clients' lives during the recovery process. Biblical references are offered.

Teen Depression and Suicide: A Silent Crisis

Kroning, Maureen; Kroning, Kayla

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):78-86, April/June 2016.

This article relays the tragic death of a 17-year-old, along with symptoms of depression and suicide in adolescents; DSM-5 criteria for depression; treatments including protective factors, psychotherapy, and medications; and imparts interventions for addressing this huge but silent crisis.

Nursing's Critical Role in the Shifting Landscape of Mental Health

Sheehan, Antony; Miller, Susan Martins

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):92-97, April/June 2016.

mental and substance use disorders are a major cause of disability. Four key actions are proposed that can leverage nursing to address the biggest public health challenge the United States.

Equipping African American Clergy to Recognize Depression

Anthony, Jean Spann; Morris, Edith; Collins, Charles W.; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(4):230-237, October/December 2016.

Faith community nurses can develop workshops for clergy to improve recognition and treatment of depression.

Daily Spiritual Experiences of Nurse Educators and Relationship to Depression and Health

Johnson, Paige Turner; Cheshire, Michelle; Wood, Felecia G.; More

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(3):179-183, July/September 2016.

Original research demonstrated that nurse educators' self-awareness of spirituality is important as they prepare future nursing professionals who will integrate spirituality into healthcare.

Creating Space for the Mentally Ill in the Faith Community

Brinkley, Jeffry; Kaul, Teri

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):52-56, January/March 2014.

Faith communities can be key places of support for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. This article discusses how faith community nurses can prepare the community to initiate “Sojourner Ministries” to aid mentally ill persons.

Depression in Chronic Illness: Does Religion Help?

Koenig, Harold G.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 31(1):40-46, January/March 2014.

This article examines the impact of depression on patients, reviews research on the relationship between religious involvement and depression, and explores the potential role of religious cognitive-behavioral therapy. A validated religious psychotherapy intervention may provide nurses new strategies for helping chronically ill patients with depression.

Faith-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Easing Depression in the Elderly With Cognitive Decline

Ceramidas, Dagmar M.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 29(1):42-48, January/March 2012.

What can be done to help reduce depression in residential aged care facilities? Doing so may improve quality of life and protect against dementia.

Mental Illness: A Modern-Day Leprosy?

Amerongen, Denae I.; Cook, Linda H.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 27(2):86-90, April-June 2010.

Like ancient leprosy, mental illness today can involve separation, lost potential, and stigma. Nurses are in a key position to educate, intervene, and improve mental health outcomes.

After the Trenches: Spiritual Care of Veterans

Wynn, Stephanie T.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 32(4):219-223, October/December 2015.

Research supports that integrating spiritual care into mental health interventions improves the ability of veterans to cope. Mental health practitioners are key to incorporating spirituality into the mental healthcare of veterans.

Does Christianity Cause Mental Illness?

Schnorr, Marcia

Journal of Christian Nursing. 30(1):49-51, January/March 2013.

This article explores how distorted Christian beliefs and practice can contribute to poor self-image, negative feelings, guilt, and thus mental illness. However, rightly understood, Christian faith and practice enhance mental health.

Strategies for Improving Nursing Students' Mental Health Clinical Rotation

Kroning, Maureen

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(3):E31-E37, July/September 2016.

Role playing and simulation in the learning lab and reflective journaling in the clinical rotation can improve undergraduate nursing students' mental health clinical experience.

Teaching and Practicing Caring in the Classroom: Students' Responses to a Self-Awareness Intervention in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Kim, Min-Shik; Patterson, Kathleen T.

Journal of Christian Nursing. 33(2):E23-E26, April/June 2016.

This study tested the assumption that caring can be taught in the classroom so that students' caring behaviors are affected. Findings supported the assumption that self-awareness and silence positively affected students' caring behaviors