Spotlight on Stigma Episode 2: Faith Leaders

Listen to the second episode of our Spotlight on Stigma podcast series: The Role of Faith Leaders. 

Religious institutions offer support for people seeking help with a substance use or mental health disorder in an environment that respects their culture and values, with some studies finding that religious involvement is a protective factor for mental health and substance use. At the same time, religious beliefs about mental illness and substance misuse can lead to stigma, shame, and isolation if the illnesses are viewed as the result of sinful behavior or lack of faith.

Guest presenter: Pastor Greg Delaney, Pastor of FREEDOM Church, an recovery ministry in Xenia, Ohio, serving the needs of those suffering from addictive and compulsive challenges.

For more information and resources, visit the Great Lakes PTTC Preventing and Reducing Stigma webpage

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