Category Archives: Mental Health

Encouraging Signs Regarding Mental Health and the Church

We’d love to have you join us this weekend for the Thrive and Cultivate Summit. The very presence of events such as this one is reason to be hopeful that the church is starting to “get it” when it comes to mental health. Continue reading

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Recognizing a modern-day Daniel

Then this Daniel became distinguished above all the other high officials and satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him. And the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with … Continue reading

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More evidence churches are ESSENTIAL to mental health during COVID-19

Self-ratings of mental health declined in every demographic Gallup measured – age, race, gender, income, marital status, political affiliation except for one – weekly church attenders. Continue reading

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Caring well for persons with mental health struggles in our churches

We’d love for you to learn more about caring for the people of your church who are hurting while getting yourself and your ministry colleagues support for your own mental health and the mental health of your family during a challenging season of ministry.
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An event promoting mentally healthy pastors and churches

We’re hosting an event combining an online retreat for pastors and church staff with a mental health ministry conference. Continue reading

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The five kids I’m most concerned about this fall

Based upon my observations from thirty years as a child psychiatrist, here are five groups of kids I’m most concerned about this school year. Continue reading

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A new mental health resource for churches from an unlikely place

Compassion in Action: A Guide for Faith Communities Serving People Experiencing Mental Illness is now available as a free download through the HHS website. Continue reading

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Why families think online church is indispensable for disability ministry

If your church is has an online presence and an interest in disability ministry, your online presence needs to be a critical component of your disability ministry strategy.
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How pastors can support mental health in the age of COVID-19.

Only 30 percent of pastors feel well-equipped to help their people deal with matters of mental or emotional health. Continue reading

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Caring for our neighbors in a COVID-19 mental health crisis

Here’s why I’d recommend Psychological First Aid to any pastor or church leader interested in quickly building capacity to care for large numbers of hurting people during the pandemic. Continue reading

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