For Mental Health Awareness Week (Oct 6-12) we encourage your church to develop greater awareness of the one in five people among us who have mental health issues and to consider ways to minister with them.
These training videos from Mental Health and Chaplaincy help faith communities and clergy care for and support Veterans and persons with emotional and mental health struggles. Discussion questions embedded in the videos encourage conversation within small groups of community members.
They are ideal for religious education classes, book clubs, study or prayer groups, community meetings, Veterans' gatherings, and the like.
For Faith Communities
- Faith Communities, Veterans and Mental Health - Video #1 - "Partners In Care" explores caring for Veterans and other persons with emotional and mental health problems.
- Faith Communities, Veterans and Mental Health - Video #2 - "Trauma" examines the support faith communities can provide those who have experienced trauma.
- Faith Communities, Veterans and Mental Health - Video #3 - "Moral Injury" engages with moral injury, whether it be that of a Veteran or someone else who has gone through a different sort of challenging, life-changing experience.
- Faith Communities, Veterans and Mental Health - Video #4 - "Belonging" explores belonging, practices of hospitality, and flourishing amidst suffering as communities of care.
- Clergy and Mental Health Care - Video #1 - "Signposts Toward Collaboration" helps clergy explore how they, as leaders of faith communities, can create and sustain a welcoming community for those with mental health problems.
- Clergy and Mental Health Care - Video #2 - "Abiding With Those Who Suffer" helps clergy consider how their faith communities minister to the needs of persons with mental health challenges.