For those that have attended the 2020 Church Mental Health Summit and would like to access to all of the resources and statistics I discuss in this presentation, you can access it here. Use them for your sermons, to educate your volunteers, staff, and parents, or utilize them to start up an mental health inclusion ministry. (If you missed it, you can go catch the All-Access Pass here.)
And if you have questions, do not hesitate to share them in the comments below:
- Conversation on Pastors and Burnout
We ask a professional counselor “What happens if a pastor is not doing well with self-care?”
- Books on Mental Health
We reference two books in the presentation, Troubled Minds and Mental Health and the Church. You can see our reviews plus several other books on our recommended reading list.
- Youth and Mental Health
12 facts about teenagers and how mental illness is impacting their world.
- Youth and Vaping
10 facts about teenagers and statistics on vaping.
- Youth and Marijuana
10 facts about teenagers and statistics on marijuana.
- Youth and Opioids
10 facts about teenagers and statistics on opioids.
We can give you a couple of extras that we did not reference in the presentation due to time but think will definitely help your ministry.
- Needed Resources on Mental Health and Substance Use
We wrote down several resources you may need for your ministry. They are not all Christian-based but definitely should have access if you need it.
- Church Mental Health Awareness Cards
These are designed to be quickly informative and motivating as well as at the bottom giveaway the individual reading it can tear off a perforated card to request more information, prayer, or to volunteer with your mental health team.
- Free Church Suicide Prevention Policy
I digital download for churches to immediately implement. Please go ahead and copy/paste this digital download directly into your church’s policy handbook. And then make sure everyone (staff, volunteers, and elders/deacons) is trained on what to do if a crisis were to happen.
- Chrisitan Mental Health Groups
We review five Christian mental health groups and other resources you could use for small groups that I would encourage you to check out and maybe start for your church.
- Youth Ministry Suicide Prevention Training
This is a free suicide prevention training video by Download Youth Ministry you definitely need to watch and share with your team so that you are prepared.
- Suicide Prevention Resources for Churches
We want to be able to equip churches with resources whether you are in the midst of someone who is suicidal or wanting to simply be prepared.
Very grateful to find this website. I am the Disabilities Ministries Director for South Atlantic Conference of Seventh day Adventist and we have been addressing mental health for our pastors, leaders, teachers/principals and members. The information on this website will help us raise awareness.
Let us know if there are any other ways we can help or topics we need to cover.