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MENTAL HEALTH, STORIES, SUICIDE PREVENTION

The Importance of Being Supportive

Rev. Mary Alice Do   |   September 08, 2016

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.

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MENTAL HEALTH, STORIES

Shining the Spotlight: Mental Health Awareness Sunday

Rev. Mary Alice Do   |   October 14, 2015

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.

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Ashley Mayhem

Ashley Mayham

Program Support for Incubate Initiative
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ADVOCACY, YOUNG ADULTS

As an emerging social entrepreneurship nonprofit model of ministry, the Oakland Peace Center exists as a physical space and a network of more than 40 Bay Area based nonprofits.