When Alan Johnson hears or reads about mental health and gun violence, he can become defensive. Find out why.
Eric Groot-Nibbelink describes the hopes and fears that came with his young adult daughter Jenica's sudden brain injury.
After the webinar about mental health and ministry, we came up with a group of resources that ministry leaders have found helpful in dealing with mental health issues in our churches.
Adjusting to Acquired Disability. Some people have lived with disability since birth or early childhood, but others acquire a disability later in life. This issue helps readers understand the grief and the life lessons that disability can bring so that they can respond with empathy to those with an acquired disability and to their loved ones.
Belonging, purpose, and value cannot be accomplished on one’s own, but must come through involvement in a community. What better community for this to happen in, than the people of God?
Ajustándose a la discapacidad adquirida. Algunas personas han vivido con una discapacidad desde su nacimiento o desde una temprana edad, pero otros la adquieren más adelante. Esperamos que esta edición ayude a los lectores a entender el dolor y las lecciones de la vida que una discapacidad puede traer de manera que se pueda responder con empatía hacia aquellos que han adquirido una discapacidad y a sus seres queridos.
In this webinar, Brett Ullman shares his story and gives insight into where his help came from and how churches and leaders can provide support for those affected by mental health issues.
March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. People with Down syndrome tend to be particularly relational, loving to make connections with other people, feeling life deeply.
What is the most disabling condition in any community or church community? Vinnie Adam's answer will surprise and challenge you.
Rennie Feddema from Strathroy, Ontario, wonders whether your church is truly disability friendly.
장애로 조정됨. 어떤 사람들은 출생 또는 유아부터 장애로 살았지만 어떤 사람은 인생 나중에 장애를 갖습니다. 우리는 이 문제가 독자 슬픔과 장애들이 획득 한 장애를 사는 사람들과 사랑하는 사람에게 감정 이입 응답 할 수 있도록 가져올 수 있는 삶의 교훈을 이해하는 데 도움이 되기를 바랍니다.
What does it look like for a seminary to be welcoming and inclusive for people with disabilities? In what ways can we equip pastors, theologians, missionaries and psychologists to be more sensitive to the issues surrounding disabilities?
The kids who collaborated to write and star in this "Dear Teacher" video represent students with various learning disabilities. They wanted to share with educators how their brain works and offer simple ways teachers can help.
Regional Advocates sometimes report to the classis they serve. Here are samples of reports given by Regional Disability Advocates.
I was not born disabled, nor have I been disfigured in any way. But the insidious invasion of my Parkinson’s Disease continues to dismantle one aspect or another of my otherwise ordinary daily life.
This documentary shows how schizophrenia affects the individuals who suffer from the illness(es) and their entourage. I think watching the video speaks for itself.
God our Creator, you give breath to each person you made. You treasure the gifts of each unique person. But when life becomes a burden rather than a gift, God of life, hold us.
El abuso y la discapacidad. Las personas con discapacidad experimentan más abuso físico, sexual y emocional que la población en general. Esperamos que esta edición ayude a los lectores a poder entender la experiencia del abuso y poder responder así responder de forma más apropiada.
학대와 장애. 일반 인구분포에 비해 장애를 가진 사람들이 더 많이 신체적, 성적, 그리고 정서적 학대를 경험한다. 우리는 이번 호가 독자들이 학대의 경험을 이해하기 시작하며 적절하게 대처하는데 도움이 돼기를 바란다.
Ann Ballard has found healing after experiencing abuse as an adolescent. Her abuser took advantage of the fact that she has night blindness and cannot hear without her hearing aids.
This letter was sent by friends to the elders of their congregation on behalf of a friend and fellow member who has Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.
What’s going on here? Surely marketing and sales, yet something else is afoot.
More people with disabilities experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse than the general population. We hope that this issue will help readers begin to understand the experience of abuse and to respond appropriately.
Effective disability ministry shouts to a world that values perfection, superficial beauty, and power that God and his people value those who seem weak, who depend on others, and who appear insignificant. Disability ministry proclaims that the gospel is for all people regardless of their abilities...
Fellow church members can make a critical, positive difference in the lives of stroke survivors and their loved ones when they make the effort to welcome and accept them.