Do 21st Century mentally ill patients receive all the help and support they need?
“Not usually,” says veteran Chaplain Robert W. Engstrom, now retired, who specialized in hope-filled spiritually-based care to the mentally ill for more than two decades, most of them in the context of AdventHealth, in Orlando, Florida. “Even in our supposedly sophisticated era,” Rev. Engstrom says, “many people with mental illness are stigmatized, ostracized, marginalized, or worse.”
Engstrom’s monograph, Hope-Filled Healthcare for Mental Illness, is a clarion call for respectful, compassionate interdisciplinary whole-person care for those suffering from mental illness. All caregivers who have contact with the mentally ill, whether in a clinical or non-clinical setting, and whether they are trained psychiatric professionals or not, will find this book to be an indispensable look into the world of people with mental illness and how to help them.