Sometimes all we really need is a hand to hold, an ear to listen, and a heart to understand." Our Mental Health Program provides a safe and non-judgmental environment to discuss mental health. Many people fear being judged if they open up about their mental health. Mental health is an important thing to talk about, but it can sometimes feel very uncomfortable. Despite this, increasing mental health awareness is crucial as it can have many positive outcomes. A spiritual health assessment is sometimes necessary as part of any mental health assessment. Mental issues like depression and substance abuse can be a sign of a spiritual void in your life. Understanding the difference between a spiritual crisis and a mental illness is important to get to the root of the problem. Many people with a mental health problems get a sense of hope by talking with a spiritual leader. Some mental illnesses can be seen as times when people question their value or purpose in a way that leaves them feeling pessimistic. It can be extremely helpful to include spirituality in the treatment of mental health difficulties. As you take measures to support a healthy mental state, it's important to make sure you also take care of your spiritual health. Different approaches work differently for different people. You should do what makes you most comfortable and happy. Some ideas to improve your spiritual health include: Find out what makes you feel peaceful, loved, strong, and connected. Dedicate part of your day doing community service. Read inspirational books. Try meditating. Take a walk outdoors. Pray alone or with a group. Practice yoga. Play your favorite sport. Dedicate quiet time to yourself.