Behavioral Health

Spiritual Health

Last Updated: December 15, 2017

Spirituality is often defined as a sense of connection that gives meaning and purpose to a person's life. 

Spirituality is unique to each individual, and refers to the deepest part of you.

Your spirit provides you with the revealing sense of who you are, why you are here and what your purpose for living is. It is that innermost part of you that allows you to gain strength and hope.

Technical Guide 360: Spiritual Fitness Inventory User Guide (USAPHC)

The Spiritual Fitness Inventory (SFI) is a tool to assist screeners in assessing Soldiers' spiritual fitness as a component of their resilience and readiness.  The results of the SFI can be used to facilitate a discussion related to spirituality, and to help an individual track changes in his or her spiritual fitness over time as part of a comprehensive approach to wellness and resiliency.

Boosting Resilience through Spirituality (APHC Brochure)

This brochure provides information on the benefits of spiritual fitness, spiritual fitness tips, finding a chaplain, and what leaders can do to promote tolerance alongside the practice of spirituality.

Army Center for Spiritual Leadership External Link

The Center for Spiritual Leadership is the Chief of Chaplains' lead agency to coordinate the delivery of tailored spiritual development programs and products to enhance the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of the Chaplain Corps.  It provides resources across the Chaplaincy to shape a spiritually resilient environment.  You may be asked to log in with your AKO username and password to access this web site.

 Department of Veterans Affairs Spirituality Center External Link

The Department of Veterans Affairs is concerned about you as a whole person, and is committed to offering spiritual care if it is something you want. This Spirituality Center might help you decide if you want spiritual care or assist you in thinking about your current beliefs, values and relationships. We also hope it will encourage you, inspire you and renew your spirit.

Real Warriors - Real Battles - Real Strength External Link

Spirituality can help you feel connected to something bigger than yourself and build resilience at the same time.  Learn eight steps that can help you embrace your spirituality or find support in your efforts to build and maintain spiritual fitness.  Site sponsored by DoD and the DCoE Outreach Center for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Virtual Spiritual Fitness Center External Link

Many Soldiers, Family members and DA civilians are seeking spiritual direction yet do not know where to obtain the needed guidance. This website seeks to provide that help and guidance. The overarching goal is to have individuals active in their own faith journey leading to spiritual fitness.

Articles on Meditation and Mindfulness



Spirituality after Deployment External Link   

Veterans Administration  External Link My HealtheVet

Coming Home: Developing a Theological Response for Returning Combat Veterans External Link This site contains links to resources for OEF/OIF veterans, their Family members, caregivers and spiritual leaders, and spiritual communities.

Health Benefits of Spiritual Fitness


Interfaith calendar  External Link

This listing shows the holidays and observances for all the major religious organizations. It includes definitions for each of the observances listed.

Military Crisis Line External Link

Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 for the Military Crisis Line