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RESOURCES for MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY ~ USA

Mental Illness and Families of Faith: How Congregations Can Respond is a Mental Health Ministries Resource. It is divided into four sections: Section One: Understanding Mental Illness, Section Two: The Unique Role of Faith Communities, Section Three: Creating Caring Congregations, Section Four: Help for Faith Leaders.
FULL TEXT AVAILABLE HERE



Welcomed and Valued: Building Faith Communities of Support and Hope with People with Mental Illness and Their Families. This is A National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD) Council on Mental Illness resource. 2009

FULL TEXT AVAILABLE HERE


Mental Health Ministry: A Toolkit for Congregations is produced by Pathways to Promise.
This free, 43-page resource equips communities of faith to share the journey of healing & recovery with individuals & their families facing serious mental illness, addictions, & trauma. FULL TEXT AVAILABLE HERE


Comfort My People: A Policy Statement on Serious Mental Illness by The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
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Let’s Talk! Breaking the Silence around Mental Illness in Our Communities of Faith is a new 4-part series for small groups. It is produced by Christian Reformed Church - Faith and Hope Ministries.



 A Mental Health Ministries Resource: The  Caring Congregations model uses a five step approach. These five steps include education, covenant or commitment, welcome, support and advocacy. These steps are not linear. Rather the process of becoming a caring congregation is dynamic and unique to each community.



10 Things Faith Community Leaders Can Do to Make the World a Better Place for People with Mental Illnesses - ADNotes from Anabaptist Disabilities Network