Document Type

Journal Article

Authors

Kim Wan Young

Department/Unit

Department of Social Work

Title

Positive effects of spirituality in facilitating recovery for people with severe mental illness

Language

English

Abstract

This study aims at exploring positive impacts of spirituality on helping people with severe mental illness to overcome loss and despair in recovery. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with six Chinese people having severe mental illness who relied on spirituality to facilitate their recovery. Five themes of spirituality are identified helping individuals to overcome profound loss and despair in recovery, including: positive meaning towards mental illness; hope for recovery; forgiveness; social support, and spiritual coping. Spirituality is found to have positive effects on mental health recovery. Benefits of spiritual interventions, e.g. forgiveness therapy, on mental health recovery worthwhile further study.

Keywords

Spirituality, Recovery, Mental Illness

Publication Date

2015

Source Publication Title

International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Volume

19

Issue

1

Start Page

5

End Page

12

Publisher

Hampstead Psychological Associates

ISSN (print)

14757192

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