Journal of Mental Health and Ministry

Information to Multiply Care

If you work in ministry people come to you with difficult problems. We know you could use some help. This journal is a collection point for useful and current information of interest to anyone engaged in ministry for mental health. 

The Journal will include original articles from expert ministry and mental health professionals and well as links to helpful resources and research. We hope you will be encouraged and equipped to multiply care in the church and community.

Bread see the way grief is a tool to survive his loss

Grief As A Helper

Where Does Grief Take Us God gives us grief as a tool.  As time passes on after the death of a loved one, we will

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Jason found mental health stigma at his church
Mental Health Stigma

Mental Health Stigma Solutions

Table of Contents Finding Stories of Mental Health Stigma is Easy Jason found mental health stigma at his church.  The LifeSupport video Fear of Judgement

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Standing On Shore
Christian Community

Caring For A Killer

I Think It’s Complicated A lesson I learned from caring for a killer.  I write almost every day about mental health and ministry.  It often

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Ministry Strategy

Compelling Evidence For Mental Health Ministry

A Call To Action
Recent research into mental health and the church provides compelling evidence and direction for ministry strategies. The findings regarding depression, anxiety and loneliness can’t be ignored by ministry leaders. If a church or ministry really wants to get at the heart of current issues among congregants and believers, they need to face mental health head-on. In today’s blog, we look at

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Person Hiding Mess
Christian Community

Why Is It So Difficult by LifeSupport

There are some things that are really hard to talk about. When it comes to mental health struggles, many of us feel we have to hide our problems because others won’t understand, or that they’ll treat us differently. All around us there are people hiding their pain. This is just as true in our churches as it is in the rest of the world.

Here’s what happens when people don’t hide their messes:

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Ministry Strategy

Beyond Support Groups by LifeSupport Resources

Don’t get us wrong, support groups are an excellent and proven care strategy. But, there are many other essential elements to an effective mental health ministry. These 5 strategies for mental health ministry can help you move beyond groups.

Be Ready For The Mess
Mental illness WILL come through the doors of your church. The questions you should be discussing with your team are:

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Christian Community

A Remodel That Helps Reach The Hurting by Jenita Pace

There is no doubt that anyone who has experienced a remodel understands the depth of work, determination, and variety of skills it takes to accomplish.

As we see the growing levels of trauma and pain in the people around us in and in our church, it can be difficult to determine how best to meet the needs? In order to meet the evolving needs of your people, here is a guide on how to

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A woman with anxiety and fear
Anxiety and Fear

Perfect Love Casts Out Fear by Melinda A. Cathey M.A.

We are living in days of unprecedented fear and anxiety. In almost every way the future is uncertain. Though much of the world has from time to time experienced empty shelves in stores, or governments controlling where you can or cannot go, this is very new and disturbing to us. Add to that the eruption of long simmering racial tensions yet again.

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