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Resiliency: Religion and Spirituality

This LibGuide provides materials regarding mental health and spirituality or religion.

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  • To the left, you will find your main menu, which includes three sections: ProQuest Materials / NC Live Materials / Additional Resources
  • You will find many materials about each topic on their subject page. Each item will have a link that will take you to NC Live or ProQuest.
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    • Type in the e-ISBN in the search bar on your university library's webpage OR
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    • Click on the title/name of the item to load it
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About this LibGuide

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2024), spirituality (noun) is defined as sensitivity or attachment to religious values

In her book. The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown (2018), Ph.D, LMSW, defines spirituality as, “Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion."

Religion is defined as, "a personal set or institutionalized system of religious attitudes, beliefs, and practices or a cause, principle, or system of beliefs held to with ardor and faith" (Mirriam Webster, 2024).

According to the American Psychological Association (2023), more than 70% of American adults say religion is important in their lives. 

American Psychological Association. (2023). Can religion and spirituality have a place in therapy? Experts say yes.

Brown, B. (2018) Defining spirituality.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (2024). religion.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary. (2024). spirituality.

Looking for more information on your campus?

Use the following search terms when using your library's search engine:

  • spirituality AND college students
  • spirituality AND higher education
  • religion AND use in therapy