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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
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
Ten ways for churches to serve families impacted by mental illness
Small things done with great love will change the world. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Strategies Tagged church, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental health, mental health ministry, Stephen Grcevich MD, support 3 Comments
A community for families impacted by mental illness
We’ve established a place for families of kids and young adults with common mental health conditions to find encouragement, resources and support from a decidedly Christian perspective. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Families, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged children, families, Key for Families, Key Ministry, mental health community, mental illness, online groups, support, teens Leave a comment
5 things to do after someone you love receives a special needs diagnosis
Sometimes friends and families stay away from loved ones with a new diagnosis because they don’t know what to do. Showing up and letting the family know you care makes a huge difference in their lives. Continue reading
5 ways you can minister to a family with a failed adoption
But while the child isn’t lost to this world, he or she is lost to the family. Their grief is real. The dreams they had for the child need to be laid to rest. Give them permission to mourn those losses. Continue reading
Posted in Adoption, Families Tagged Adoption, church, Disability Ministry, failed adoption, grief, ministry, Shannon Dingle, support 2 Comments
Are churches blind to mental illness?
The presence of mental illness appears to be an impediment to church attendance and regular prayer. Continue reading
Posted in Advocacy, Families, Inclusion, Key Ministry, Mental Health Tagged church, Disability Ministry, Dr. Matthew Stanford, Edward B. Rogers, families, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental illness, support 3 Comments
Treatment doesn’t eliminate the need for ongoing support…
Clearly, good treatment can help the vast majority of kids and families impacted by mental illness. But treatment doesn’t always work as well as we would hope in the fallen, messed-up world we live in. And families need our support through every step of their journey. Continue reading
Posted in ADHD, Advocacy, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Families, Key Ministry, Mental Health, Strategies Tagged anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, chronic illness, church, Depression, Disability Ministry, Inclusion, Key Ministry, mental illness, Stephen Grcevich MD, support, treatment Leave a comment
Introducing Amy Simpson…guest blogger for Mental Health Month
I’ll be doing a short series next week in honor of Children’s Mental Health Week examining the obstacles to fixing our country’s broken system of providing care for kids and teens with mental illness and their families and exploring ways in which the church might play a redemptive role in supporting families in need of care. Later in the month (or whenever it becomes available), we’ll be launching a series based upon the publication of the DSM-5, the new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Continue reading