Just as Jesus healed people struggling with mental, emotional and physical ailments, United Methodists reach out to their sisters and brothers who seek healing. Read stories of individuals and congregations tackling the challenges of mental health through a variety of ministries. Find resources for ministering to persons with mental illness and their families, and ideas for creating caring environments within your faith community.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-TALK (8255)
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
- Free bulletin insert and resources
- Media and print resources for faith communities
- Creating Caring Congregations: Fostering ministry to and with persons with mental illness and their families
- United Methodist Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence
- Pathways to Promise: What to do in a crisis situation
- National Institute of Mental Health
- National Alliance on Mental Illness: FaithNet
Mental Health Series
- Mental health: Clergy job often equals stress
- Mental health: Crises challenge rural pastors
- Mental health: Activity benefits aging
- Mental Health: Church needed on or off campus
- Mental health care: Training equips churches
- Mental health care: Education is key
- 10 ways to improve your mental health
- Make children's mental health a priority
- Battle against addiction moves to classroom
- Chemical dependency ministry marks 30th year
- Arkansas program helps addict 'let go'
- Caregivers need care after traumatic events
- Peace of Mind: Mental Health in the Movies
- UMTV: Service Dogs Heal Troops
- UMTV: Church Helps Addicts Heal
- UMTV: Homeless to Hopeful
- UMTV: Chaplain comforts wounded warriors
What does United Methodism say about mental health and addictions?
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