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Get Online Help During the COVID-19 Global Pandemic

During this challenging and stressful time with many people staying at home to avoid exposure to the risky COVID-19 virus, many Christian brothers and sisters, pastors, clergy, and church leaders will experience anxiety, worry, depression, stress, and other emotional and mental distress. In addition to valuable information and practical advice, a most helpful thing is connecting with other people interactively in real-time using the phone, video conferencing, and online sessions. We will post more live links as we find them here. Please contact us and add other useful helps you know of.

Healing the Distress Caused by the COVID-19 Crisis

Free two-hour faith-based approach to processing your feelings and emotions, designed to help those who are struggling with emotions, stress and anxiety created by the ongoing crisis in our nation and world.

Sessions are facilitated by Joy Stevens, Master Facilitator, with the Trauma Healing Institute of American Bible Society. Sessions are offered at 3 different times weekly, Central Time: Mondays at 11:00am, Thursdays at 7:30pm and Fridays at 3:00pm. Register for a Session. Hosted by FreshHope.

Mental Health Mondays

Pastor Brad Hoefs opens up a helpful conversation to offer encouragement and hope in this season of life for you. Mondays nights at 8:30PM Central Time via Facebook Live on the Facebook page of Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Disability Ministry Video Roundtable: Idea Share

During this unprecedented time of social distancing and quarantining Key Ministry will host a weekly video roundtable where we can connect each Monday at 12pm Noon Eastern Time. Ministry leaders from around the country interact via Zoom videoconference to discuss issues pertaining to disability ministry. Please register.

 

Hope for Mental Health Community

Saddleback Church hosts this monthly Hope for Mental Health Community as a safe place for anyone living with mental illness, family members, friends, volunteers, and anyone who has a passion to journey with others toward hope. This warm and welcoming place where you can connect, learn about mental health and wellness, and provide support to one another. This community is founded on the spiritual truths that you are loved, you have a purpose, you belong, you have a choice, and you are desperately needed in this world. Join the online livestream at facebook.com/KayWarrensPage

What if you’re a pastor or clergy who is stressed out?

For pastors and clergy working on the front lines of ministry during this Coronavirus pandemic are experiencing extra stress, there are hotlines and caring people they can call to receive empathetic listening and support. Yes, pastors, you can talk with someone for free, safe and confidential.

 

Get free resources to help guide conversations about trauma, loss, and lament at DisasterRelief.Bible – practical tips for bringing our pain to God.

Articles about Mental Health

The Psychology of Crisis with Dr. Henry Cloud

The Psychology of Crisis with Dr. Henry Cloud

The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly not the first crisis faced by Christian leaders but it is undeniably unique and will create a new “before” and “after.” How can leaders manage their own fears and uncertainties while also guiding their people through theirs? Join New...

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How to Pray With Someone Right Now?

How to Pray With Someone Right Now?

We've all heard about how important and powerful prayer is, but there are times when we need someone to pray with right now. That can be hard to find when you're alone and isolated because of situations like physical distancing during a global pandemic. Of course,...

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About MentalHealth.Bible

This website serves faith communities with a curated collection of mental health resources that are especially useful for churches, clergy, pastors, Christians, and others for whom faith is a key component of their lived experience.

Trauma Healing Institute

Bible-Based Trauma Healing Care for the Global Church

Trauma Healing Institute (THI), a ministry of American Bible Society, provides training, resources, and support to help the Church respond to trauma in communities around the world. Built on a solid foundation of mental health best practices, our Bible-based model leads to sustainable trauma care in any context. Learn more at TraumaHealing.Bible.

NAMI FaithNet

NAMI FaithNet is an information exchange network of NAMI members, friends, clergy and congregations of all faith traditions who wish to create more welcoming and supportive faith communities for persons and families touched by serious mental illness. NAMI FaithNet also encourages the role of faith in recovery for those for whom faith is a key component of their experience.

Mental Health Awareness Calendar

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

October is Mental Health Month

First week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 10 is World Mental Health Day

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day +
National Suicide Prevention Week is week with that Day

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day in November, on the Saturday before American Thanksgiving

Do you have resources to share?

Do you have resources to share with others? Please contact us and we can add them to MentalHealth.Bible. We are happy to hear your feedback, questions, and comments too.

About the Green Ribbon

The color lime green represents mental health awareness. Wearing the lime green ribbon is a great way to open an honest dialogue with friends, family, classmates and co-workers about mental health. And it’s an easy way to show your support.