Happy New Year everyone. It’s a season of new and exciting possibilities for you, your ministry, your team, and your community. What will the year hold, what will you do with the opportunities you are given, and how will you take on every week? One way to make the most of a new year with your resolutions and goals is to identify training and conferences you could attend to network and learn how your team and ministry can make an impact for the Gospel to all people, including those with disabilities and mental illness.[Read more…] about Disability Ministry Conferences
Trevor Noah is a comedy who took over the Daily Show, an American late-night talk and news satire television program which as through it’s legacy, not shied away from controversial topics that may not be funny.
One recent topic shared, passed along to us by our friend Blessing over at ChurchMag, talks about cultural sensitivity within counseling and how mental health stigma has caused serious issues for the black community with mental health. This call is not only needed, but churches and counseling agencies need to figure out how to respond. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the video and what could be done in the comments below.[Read more…] about Mental Health Stigma in the Black Community
Merry Christmas. We hope that this holiday season has been one of joy and hope. For those personally who have struggled with mental illness over this holiday, we hope you were able to not only manage your symptoms but found restoration and healing as well. As we enter into the final days of the year, we look towards what is to come with excitement and interest in what the new year has to offer. We also are looking to see what yearly goals and plans we can accomplish.[Read more…] about 2020 Yearly Goals
We wanted to start out the new year right with a solid foot forward with our engagement with others. The first and easiest route is to create great social media contact that might be shared, so we decided to start here.
We also have a heart for the beatitudes and so making the first content we produce here based on these Scriptures was a must. So use the images below, share Jesus with people, and let us know what other Scripture you’d like to see in this style.[Read more…] about FREE Beatitude Social Media Images
Back in May, I talked about my church’s decision to fight mental health stigma, in order to better serve our congregation and community. Since then, we have created a fully running mental health team which is looking to focus on three areas to move our church forward: educating people about mental illness to empower individuals who are struggling as well as encourage those who may be able to be a support, equipping staff, volunteers, and the congregation with training events and referrals to counseling for those who have more serious concerns that pastors cannot directly serve, and create community through the sermons and small groups.
This last point, we will talk about more at a later date. For today, though, we are going to talk about the training opportunities we have had and plan to continue to have.[Read more…] about My Church’s Trainings With Mental Health
As the year is wrapping up, we wanted to share some of our top posts of the year that pastors, counselors, and other Christians have been reading on the topics of Christianity and mental health. We are excited for what happened this year as we were able to reduce stigma about mental health, educate and train pastors, as well as find further direction in our mission. We look forward to what 2020 has to offer.
We’ve covered topics ranging from developmental disabilities, using faith practices as coping skills, educating counselors on mental health risks, addressing specific problems for youth ministry or marriages, as well as many resources and free videos for all Christians. For now, enjoy our top 10 posts of 2019.[Read more…] about Top Posts of 2019
We have previously talked about improving communication in your marriage and given several worksheets you and your spouse could go through to help develop empathy and conversations. This article is a fun version of that which bore out of a previous article on 10 Tips To Improve Your Marriage where point 8 says “Be Interested In Your Spouse.” So below are 25 marriage conversation starters to help reconnect with your relationship with your spouse.[Read more…] about 25 Marriage Conversation Starters
We have a fun announcement for everyone that we’d love for you to come to see. I will be speaking at the Inclusion Fusion Live event on April 24, 2020. This will be a time for churches and families who have someone with a disability to come and hear about ways their family or ministry can help serve people with mental health, developmental disabilities, and the families and communities who support them.[Read more…] about We Will Be Speaking At Inclusion Fusion Live!
We have talked about mental health during the holidays several times on this website, including what the holiday blues are, how addiction is impacted on mental health, and how loved ones can help those with mental illness during this season. But we wanted to identify in this article 9 ways Christians can manage mental health over the holidays to help you and your family during this winter season.[Read more…] about 9 Ways Christians Can Manage Mental Health Over The Holidays
Created more than a decade ago, Hank Green, one part of the vlog brothers, created a channel called Crash Course as an experiment to use YouTube as a way to offer educational resources including everything from history, engineering, biology, and literature. In 2014, they decided to take on the topic of Pscyhology which dedicated a sizeable chunk towards the specific disorders within mental illness from the DSM.[Read more…] about Crash Course on Psychology [Video Series]