Faith and Mental Health

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.

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Women fill plastic containers with water at “Source Lokole,” a rehabilitated spring near the United Methodist Mission Lokole in Mikelenge, Congo. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Tearfund helps church rebuild Congo water source

After rebels destroyed a spring in Mikelenge, women walked great distances in search of water for drinking and daily use.
Mission and Ministry
Children share their one daily meal at the United Methodist orphanage in Goma, Congo, in 2015. United Methodists joined other faith groups at the United Nations during a symposium to explore how best to support the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals for improving human lives. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Investing in people on global scale

United Methodists join other faith groups at the United Nations to discuss financial support of global goals to improve lives.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Ndjela Shango Paul, director of the department of Christian education, listens as the Rev. Kalema Tambwe, South Kindu District superintendent, speaks during the opening of The United Methodist Church’s annual health council in December. During the gathering, the church decided to double its efforts in the fight against Ebola. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UMNS.

Redoubling efforts to fight Ebola epidemic

Since August 2018, Ebola has claimed more than 400 lives in the Congo, and United Methodists are striving to make a difference.