Concepts, Practices and Advantages of Spirituality Among People with a Chronic Mental Illness in Melbourne
There is a relative paucity of literature in the field of spirituality among people who have a lived experience of severe mental illness from Australia. Sixteen individuals with a severe mental illness were interviewed on their experiences of spirituality. The three themes that emerged from the data were concepts of spirituality, benefits of intentional spiritual practices and perceived spiritual benefits of recreational pursuits and physical activity. This paper adds to the relatively sparse literature on spirituality among persons with a mental illness in Australia.
KeywordsSpirituality Religion Mental disorder Mental health services Recovery
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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