Understanding Mental Health
The Church and Mental Health: What Do the Numbers Tell Us? Why is it uniquely challenging for us to address issues often associated with mental illness (The Exchange with Ed Stetzer in Christianity Today, April 2018)
The Christian Struggle with Mental Illness: Mental illness is not a subject Christians should run from. (The Exchange with Ed Stetzer in Christianity Today, May 2016)
“Why are we afraid of mental health?” (Aaron Pina, Mental Health First Aid Blog, September 2019)
More articles about Mental Health from Christianity Today
Mental Health and the Bible
Biblical Help and Hope for People with Mental Illness (at Get.Bible)
14 Proven Bible Verses to Help Your Mental Health (by Barry Pearman)
Fleeing North in the Full Armor of God: When our church offered therapy to traumatized migrants, we witnessed the healing power of Scripture. (by John Garland, Christianity Today, June 2019)
God Made Our Brains to Need Others: Both science and Scripture invite us to share our suffering. (by Katie Jo Ramsey, Christianity Today, October 2017)
Mental Health and Spiritual Life
What does the Bible say about mental illness? (by Austin Maddox, ERLC)
What is mental health, according to science and the Bible? (by Napp Nazworth, Christian Post)
4 Encouraging Truths for Christians with Mental Illness (by Lieryn Barnett, The Gospel Coalition)
How to Pray About Mental Illness When You Can’t Find the Words (April Yamasaki)
4 Myths Too Many Christians Believe About Mental Health (by Carley Marcouillier, Relevant Magazine)
14 Bible Verses to Help your Mental Health (by Barry Pearman, Turning the Page)
MentalHealth.Bible Blog Articles
As a celebration and recognition of World Mental Health Month, American Association of Christian Counselors is launching a dynamic, one-day event featuring the world’s leading mental health and ministry leaders joining together to shine a light on today’s mental health issues in our homes, churches, and the greater world community.
On behalf of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, we invite you to attend our upcoming event, Connecting at the Intersection of Faith, Community and Mental Health: The Urgency of Now. This is an in-person gathering at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at 200...
On World Mental Health Day (October 10), Spiritual First Aid will join forces with Hope Made Strong and Biola’s Rosemead School of Psychology to present the Church Mental Health Summit. The free online summit for church leaders is a one-day event that will be available on-demand Monday, October 10th from 7:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. ET. Featured speakers...
Get Empowered to Care for You, Your Team & Your Congregation at this FREE Mental Health Summit for Church Leaders on May 18-19, 2023
The Merge: Faith + Mental Health Hybrid Summit is a 2-day event that will be hosted both in person and virtually. This event will focus on issues, strategies, trainings, and solutions regarding mental health in the local community. We are bringing in a number of mental health practitioners, subject matter experts, and spiritual leaders as guest speakers....
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The Bible has valuable things to say about mental health and humans overall health in every aspect—spiritually, relationally, personally, physically, and socially. The Bible speaks for itself and here are lists of Bible verses that others have curated: OpenBible.info (ESV) https://www.openbible.info/topics/mental_illness BibleStudyTools (NIV)...
American Association of Christian Counselors and Light University are making available free tuition for training Mental Health Coach First Responders through a biblically-anchored and evidenced-based program.
This Christian Post op-ed article by Dr. Philip G. Monroe (Director of Trauma Healing Training at American Bible Society) has valuable perspectives and practical ways for pastors and church leaders to help those who searching for spiritual and emotional support. Dear pastors, COVID-19-related depression is real and needs attention Everyone is aware of the...
The Resilient Church Leadership initiative provides both information and experiences through multi-media resources for church leaders to understand their own spiritual health and to find ways to cope with the anxiety and stress that accompany times of crisis.