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Catherine Boyle… Stepping Into Mental Health Ministry: Understand Who Your Church Is and Find the Champions

Before launching the Ironbridge Baptist Church mental health pilot, I spent months talking and meeting with individuals of influence within the church community, many with ‘lived experience.’ The goal of such conversations was ultimately to generate support for the idea that we could – as a faith community – be much more upfront about the reality of mental illness, in all its various forms – and begin truly supporting one another. Continue reading

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Dylan Dodson: Can a Christian Suffer from Depression? My Story

Pain and grief were emotions created by God, you should not feel guilty for feeling them. Being depressed does not mean you no longer love Jesus or that Jesus no longer loves you. Continue reading

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Our first seven Facebook communities for families impacted by disability

Editor’s note: This post was updated to reflect that SEVEN Facebook communities are now up and running for families of kids with disabilities, including a group led by Sandra Peoples for ministry families impacted by disability. Key for Families seeks … Continue reading

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Our first seven Facebook communities for families impacted by disability

This post was updated to reflect that SEVEN Facebook communities are now up and running for families of kids with disabilities, including a group led by Sandra Peoples for ministry families impacted by disability. Continue reading

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6 ways to love a family dealing with children’s mental health issues

So how can you love families dealing with their children’s mental health issues? Continue reading

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One in seven young children have a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder (MBDD). WHY?

The lack of a medical home and poor parental mental health were the two most critical risk factors for future development of MBDDs. Continue reading

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What are the stats on adoption, trauma and disability?

It appears that adoptive families are more likely than others to face the challenge of dealing with disabilities among their children. Continue reading

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We had no casseroles…

My daughter, when she was thirteen was hit by a car and fortunately was fine, except for a very bad broken leg. The church organized a brigade of casserole makers, the neighbors brought casseroles, friends, families, everybody. Six months before that, Christina had spent two months on a psychiatric ward, and we had no casseroles. And I’m not blaming the church or the neighbors or anything…because of the stigma, we didn’t tell people. Continue reading

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Karen Jackson…A Personal Plea from an Autism Mom

Karen Jackson shares a personal plea to reach out to those caregivers who seem to have it together. Continue reading

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The obligation of church leaders who promote adoption

I’d like to challenge church leaders to assume responsibility for supporting their families when they pursue adoption ministry. Continue reading

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