Spirituality, Mental Health, and Social Support:
A Community Approach
Edited by: Beate Jakob and Birgit Weyel

The book brings together studies on how congregations have resources which can promote health with a focus on accompanying people with depression as well as how congregations can be sensitized to mental health and the needs of persons living with mental disorders. A research study was combined with a congregation-based implementation. In addition, a selection of surveys provides deep insights into the interaction between pastoral care, medical health care projects and spiritual care as a new discipline.

The interdisciplinary book series “Studies in Spiritual Care” (SCC) publishes international research ranging from studies on specific aspects of Spiritual Care to programmatic contributions to the self-understanding of this new practice and research area.