The Importance of Being Supportive
A few years ago, I was having serious suicidal thoughts. My therapist was out of town, so I talked with my pastor. After we talked for a while, I shared with her that I always find strength and comfort in the belief that God shares in my pain and I am not alone.
Shining the Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness Sunday
Because one in five people will have a mental illness during any given year, many people and their families are affected in our congregations. It is important that church leaders speak up about mental illness and recovery so people know it is okay to talk about it and ask for help when they have problems.