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Tag Archives: Amy Simpson
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.
Posted in Key Ministry, Mental Health, Training Events Tagged Amy Simpson, Brad Hambrick, Brad Hoefs, COVID-19, Dr. Matthew Stanford, Dylan Dodson, Heather Sells, Jack Graham, Joe Padilla, Kay Warren, mental health, Mentally Healthy Churches, mentally healthy pastors, Michael Lyles, Online Pastors' Retreat, Pete Scazzaro, William Vanderbloemen Leave a comment
Join Kelly Rosati, Amy Simpson, Kay Warren and myself for a Twitter chat on youth mental health
I’d like to invite our readers to join with me, along with Kelly Rosati, Amy Simpson and Kay Warren on Tuesday, May 8th at 2:00 PM Eastern time for a Twitter chat designed to encourage pastors, ministry leaders and key volunteers to consider how they can be involved in addressing the epidemic of mental illness in children and teens. Continue reading
For such a time as this… Mental Health and the Church
Does God have a place for you in his movement to transform the way the church loves persons touched by mental illness? Has he positioned you to be an agent of change in your church? Is he calling you to serve people in your community hurting as a result of mental illness? Has he positioned you to come alongside someone with mental illness to help them to overcome challenges that make it hard for them to be part of a worship service, small group or Bible study? Continue reading
The societal ruin of the term ‘depression’ and other hurtful comments about mental illness
We regularly watch TV shows and movies that treat mental illness, and people who have such illnesses, as one big joke.
Goin’ to California…
Joni’s full vision for disability ministry will be on display at the Global Access Conference 2015, to be held this coming February 17-20 at Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, CA.
Posted in Key Ministry, Mental Health, Resources, Training Events Tagged Amy Simpson, Cameron Doolittle, Christen Morrow-Ara, church, conferences, Disability Ministry, Disability Ministry Movement, Emily Colson, Global Access Conference, Inclusion, Jeff McNair, Joni and Friends, Joni Eareckson Tada, Ryan Wolfe, Training Leave a comment
Amy Simpson Interview
The church is the first place many people go when they’re looking for help of all kinds, including treatment for mental illness. Among people who have sought treatment, 25 percent have gone first to a member of the clergy. This is a higher percentage than those who have gone to psychiatrists, general medical doctors, or anyone else. Unfortunately, many church leaders are ill-equipped to help people get the care they need. Continue reading
Saddleback’s Gathering on Mental Illness and the Church to be available online…
The Gathering will be streamed live by the folks from Saddleback so that church leaders, advocates and family members everywhere can participate. Continue reading
Posted in Key Ministry Tagged Amy Simpson, church, Kay Warren, Matthew Stanford, mental health, Rick Warren, The Gathering Conference Leave a comment
Review: Troubled Minds…A much needed catalyst for conversation
Troubled Minds: Mental Health and the Church’s Mission. Authored by Amy Simpson. Foreword by Marshall Shelley. Published by InterVarsity Press. Available at Amazon. Amy Simpson’s new book is a much needed catalyst to a long overdue discussion on the topic … Continue reading
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A Call to the Church…Guest Blogger Amy Simpson
I wrote my new book, Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission, to help the church better understand the needs of people affected by mental illness. I also wrote it to challenge the church—that’s everyone who follows Christ—to see this as part of our mission in this life.
Posted in Advocacy, Families, Mental Health, Strategies Tagged Amy Simpson, church, Disability Ministry, Inclusion, mental health, mission, Troubled Minds Leave a comment