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RESOURCES for MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY ~ USA page 2

Starting a Spiritual Support Group for Mental Health and Wellness In Your Faith Community - A resource from the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness (INMI)

FULL RESOURCE HERE



 A Mental Health Ministries Resource: Guidebook PDF file



Checklist for Faith Communities: Becoming a Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged (WISE) Congregation for Mental Health, developed jointly by the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness and the UCC Mental Health Network.This checklist is designed to be a mirror showing you where your congregation is today and a window to see where you might go in the future.



Mental Illness And Faith Community Outreach - Communities of Compassion and Justice by Deacon Tom and Rita Lambert.

A booklet describing the issues facing persons with mental illness and their families and providing ideas for churches to minister to them.

from: Mental Illness Ministries


The Caring Clergy Project is sponsored by the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness, Realizing that most clergy and faith leaders do not have much extra time to explore issues around mental illness, They developed this website to help you become better equipped in your work to handle mental illness issues and to provide resources for your congregant’s mental health challenges.



Congregational Resource Guide: Mental Health Ministry Resources, an Annotated Bibliography by Carole J. Wills.

Carole Wills is a writer, speaker, mental health advocate and founder of WellSpring Mental Health Ministries. She chairs the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) FaithNet Advisory Group and serves as mental health ministry resource consultant for the Alban Institute’s Congregational Resource Guide, which offers annotated reviews of resources for small group, individual and congregation use.

General Conference, the highest policy-setting body of The United Methodist Church, adopted a new Social Principle, Mental Health, during its meeting in 2012.

http://umc-gbcs.org/faith-in-action/mental-health-social-principle

http://umc-gbcs.org/content/articles/MentalHealth.pdf


The Caring Congregation Program is produced by Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The complete 7-workshop version of the curriculum including the training lessons for leaders. AVAILABLE HERE