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, 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 another person in real time using the phone, video conferencing, and online sessions. We will post helpful resources 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 (hosted by FreshHope)
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.
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 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
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
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.