Mental Health Resources

A social message on....The Body of Christ and Mental Illness.
Adopted by the Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America on November 10, 2011

Pathways to Promise
This website is intended for faith leaders, interested laity, people with Mental Illness and their families, friends, and supporters, plus Mental Health Professionals interested in working with the faith community.

The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation
Mental illness touches every family, community and house of worship. Find resources here for education, programs, advocacy and services.

Advocate's Congregational Health Partnerships has a Faith and Mental Health Booklet with resources and information for faith leaders on mental health recovery.

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital's Connections Magazine has an excellent issue on mental health. It is loaded with articles and resources for faith communities.

The Interfaith Mental Health Coalition is a regional group that works with faith communities to reduce stigma, provide support and educate about mental health issues.

NAMI Basics Education Program is a national signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness. The course is taught by trained teachers who are the parent or other caregivers of individuals who developed the symptoms of mental illness prior to the age of 13 years. All instruction and course materials are free to class participants. For more information click on the brochure.

Mental Health Toolkit from Mental Health America.  

The Partnership Center at the Department of Health and Human Services has provided an excellent resource list on opioids and addictions for faith communities. Focus on Youth: Download here.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Helpline

Sexual Abuse
Three Articles on sexual abuse. "Leaving Neverland"  in Side by Side Counseling,