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.
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La enfermedad mental y la práctica espiritual: Los autores describen de qué manera la enfermedad mental de un ser querido o la suya propia han formado su fe y practica espiritual en la que se entrecruzan los ritmos del bienestar mental, la vida devocional y el discipulado personal.
Mental Health and Spiritual Practice—Authors describe how their own or a loved one’s mental illness has shaped their faith and spiritual practice where the rhythms of mental wellness, devotional life, and personal discipleship intersect.
Christians are not exempt from mental health challenges. The purpose of this series is to create a safe place where people will feel comfortable in sharing their story and be supported in their spiritual journey.
These holiday worship resources from Mental Health Ministries allow worshipers to reflect and accept the reality of where we are emotionally. They offer a message of hope in the midst of our darkness.
If someone is thinking of taking their own life, it’s not a secret to keep. For Disability Week this year, we have curated resources on suicide prevention, intervention and postvention.
This Resource Guide from the United Church of Christ includes worship resources on mental illness such as sermon ideas, complete sermons, a litany, unison prayers and more.
Nearly 1 in 4 pastors have struggled with mental illness. This guide provides guidelines and suggestions for pastors and for church councils or consistories.
Churches usually have a welcome sign outside their building. Watch video from this conference encouraging the welcome that is experienced INSIDE the church.
Here are some ideas for ministry with people who have mental illnesses. These ideas can be used in various ways — such as a bulletin insert, newsletter article, or read from the pulpit.
This resource helps congregations develop spiritual care with children and families facing mental health issues, and includes a framework for care and many sample resources.
This guide helps to identify the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues for college students and where and when to seek help.
The National Empowerment Center maintains a list of consumer-run organizations that encompass the entire state or large parts of states. These organizations can be contacted for consumer support groups or programs in their respective states.