Mental Health Resources
Recently, Mary Kay Rehard & Kelly Burk facilitated three very helpful conversations about mental health for us during the Sunday School hour. They've provided us with their presentations for these three sessions, along with a list of additional resources on various aspects of the issue:
Mental Health Basics (Mary Kay)
Grief & Bereavement (Kelly)
Collective Trauma and Resilience (Mary Kay)
Additionally: how do we approach this as people of faith? We talked some about stigma and how that affects people's attitudes about mental illness, especially in the church. Mary Kay sent three related discussion guides:
Community Conversations About Mental Health Discussion Guide
Finally, I'd like to recommend a book on the church's response to mental illness that I've found very helpful--the author has a lot to say about stigma: Troubled Minds: Mental Illness & the Church's Mission, by Amy Simpson. Definitely worth a read.