Mental Health Ministries

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Comfort My People Committee - Danville, IL

Comfort My People CommitteeFirst Presbyterian Church in Danville, Illinois observes Mental Health Awareness each Sunday during the month of May. Comfort My People Committee offers bulletin inserts, moments for mission, special music, and skits...

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Hope's Nest - Santa Ana, CA

Hope's Nest - Santa Ana, CAIf you were to venture into Room 505B of our church’s fellowship hall at noon on the first Sunday of the month, you would find a congenial group helping themselves to refreshments placed attractively on a table at the corner of the room. You would see that both new and regular attendees were met with a smile and often a hug as well...

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Bright Tomorrows - Tulsa, OK

Bright TomorrowsWe are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Tulsa, Oklahoma composed of clergy, mental health professionals, individuals with mental health concerns and their family members...

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Church Collaborates with NAMI to Take on Mental Illness - Cleveland, OH

Avon Lake ChurchA good example of how a congregation responded to a need and collaborated with NAMI of Greater Cleveland is Avon Lake United Church of Christ. Last summer, Rev. Kelly Brill officiated at the funerals of five suicide victims...

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Welcome Door Foundation: Outreach to Homeless Persons - San Diego, CA

Welcome Door FoundationPacific Beach United Methodist Church remembers that when Jesus' disciples came to him and said, "Dismiss the crowds, they¹ll be getting hungry," Jesus said, "They don¹t need to go away, YOU give them something to eat."

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The Living Room - Burnaby, British Columbia

The Living RoomChristians living with mental illness have few places where they can be truly open about themselves. At secular support groups they can’t comfortably talk about the importance of God in their lives. At church groups they fear they will be judged if they talk about their mental illness. Sometimes they fear their condition will be considered a spiritual rather than medical problem.

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Mental Health Matters - Alameda County, CA

Mental Health MattersRev. Barbara Meyers, a community minister at Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fremont, California, produces a monthly public access television show ‘Mental Health Matters – Alameda County”, a program that explores mental health issues.

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Forum for a Better Understanding - Fresno, CA

Forum for a Better UnderstandingFresno is a mostly farming community in the central valley of California with an alarming rate of suicide. The NAMI president organized a conference to educate about mental illness when she experienced no support in her synagogue for her adult son with schizophrenia. She invited faith leaders AND persons from the County of Fresno to begin a dialogue...

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National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding Prayer Service- Waynesville, NC

National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery & Understanding Prayer ServiceNAMI Haywood is a recently organized affiliate of NAMINC in Waynesville, NC. We serve the rural mountain counties of Haywood and Jackson in Western North Carolina. We have struggled for the past few months to work through many administrative tasks, provide a "Family to Family" class and working together with a partnership of a neighboring affiliate to make CIT "Crisis Intervention Training" available to various local law enforcement agencies.

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Galilee Advocates - Virginia Beach, VA

Galilee AdvocatesDuring the 1980s,there was a Religious Outreach Network that met at the NAMI National Convention each year. There was much enthusiasm and encouragement for members to return to their localities and reach out to faith communities. . . to promote education about serious mental illnesses and to increase understanding and support for people with mental illness and their families.

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NAMI Developing Ministries - San Antonio, TX

NAMI Developing MinistriesThe Faithbased Mental Health Ministry Initiative of Bexar County/San Antonio, Texas, developed a one-day training with an eye toward strengthening the safety net for people with mental illness and their families.

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