Mental Health

Roadblocks to Mental Health

Roadblocks to Mental Health

We live in the world with a real enemy whose job is to sabotage and block our mental health. The enemy dispatches schemes and roadblocks that cloud God’s will for our lives. But walking in the truth thwarts roadblocks from the enemy.

A letter to #MyYoungerSelf

A letter to #MyYoungerSelf

The Child Mind Institute has launched the #MyYoungerSelf campaign during Mental Health Month to counter the stigma for the 1 in 5 children struggling with these disorders. This May actors, athletes, social influencers, business people and others are sending a message of hope about their experiences growing up with a mental health or learning disorder. Here's a letter from the leader of our ministry team to an eleventh grade boy who was going through a difficult time.

Mental Health Ministry Trends

Mental Health Ministry Trends

Churches across the US are increasingly implementing mental health ministry. Three characteristics of successful mental health ministry initiatives are collaboration, cultural competence and a call to action.

Should I teach them the right way to care for patients?

Should I teach them the right way to care for patients?

Do I train them in the best way I know how to take care of the kids in their care, or do I tell them what they'll need to know to give kids the level of care their insurance company is willing to pay for and to go home at night with a clear conscience?

Mental Health Ministry Resources at Inclusion Fusion Live

Mental Health Ministry Resources at Inclusion Fusion Live

We'll be offering an all-day training for churches interested in developing a mental health inclusion strategy and making available five additional workshops and presentations for ministry leaders and families with interest in mental health ministry.

The Gospel and Depression

The Gospel and Depression

I speak about depression. I write books. But shame exists deep within. Part of the reason (outside of the battle of the mind) is because the stigma is alive in churches. “You are less spiritual than others,’ my illness whispers in my ear. “You can’t be a Christian and depressed,” I believe the enemy chimes in.

A conference dedicated to mental health inclusion ministry

A conference dedicated to mental health inclusion ministry

We'd like to invite as many of our friends and colleagues to join us and other champions for mental health outreach and inclusion at a special event next month for church leaders throughout the mid-Atlantic region and the East Coast.

The mental and physical health crisis of kids in foster care

The mental and physical health crisis of kids in foster care

Foster care placement in and of itself may represent a risk factor for mental and physical health problems.

What we know about kids who sexually offend others

What we know about kids who sexually offend others

I thought it might be helpful to look at the available research into kids and teens who commit sexual offenses to better understand their backgrounds and the impact that treatment may have on reducing their risk of harming other kids in the future.