Over a year ago, I was asked by Dr. Jared Pingleton to be part of a new book Mental Health Ministry which is a follow up to The Struggle is Real that released today. My contribution is ‘Chapter 11: Ministering to Mental Health Needs in Youth Ministry’. With my history of working in youth ministry, doing family counseling in a clinical setting, and having a heart to see the family unit healthy and God at the center of it, it was a perfect fit.
The idea of the book is that the previous book, The Struggle is Real was about building awareness that this is an important topic, so this book gets into what the Church can practically do today. I would love to hear your thoughts not only for my portion of the book, but your overall thoughts on what is being spoken into in the world of Church and mental health.
I will be doing an interview later this month with Dr. Pingleton to promote the book on our website look for that then. If you want to get the book now, you can get your own hard copy at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Walmart, and wherever books are sold or get your Kindle (digital) version here.
As part of the release, I was able to sit down and talk with Dr. Pingleton about his previous work that led to this book, his thoughts on the launch, and we talked specifically about my chapter. Enjoy the interview.