Mental Health Ministries

DVD Resources

Our media resources bring a better understanding of mental illness and those affected by it. For more information about each DVD and how it can be ordered through PayPal click on the title to each show. Short clips from many of these DVD shows area available in the Video Clips section. You do not need to be a member of PayPal to place and order. You can purchase individual shows in VHS format in the Video Clips section or by clicking on the individual show title.

Stories of Healing and Hope: PTSD, Trauma and Suicide

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Stories of Healing and Hope: PTSD, Trauma and SuicideStories of Healing and Hope: PTSD, Trauma and Suicide features three shows produced by Mental Health Ministries to help educate faith communities to be caring congregations for persons living with a mental illness and those who love and care for them. With the many natural disasters and other tragic events that have happened in our country, the recent attention to sexual harassment and PTSD among persons serving in the military, and the increasing number of
suicides occurring for a variety of different reasons, this resource will help congregations care and support persons affected by these events.

Length of Resource - 34:28 minutes

Mental Illness and Families of Faith: How Congregations Can Respond

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Mental Illness and Families of FaithMental Illness and Families of Faith: How Congregations Can Respond is a two DVD set to help educate faith communities about various mental health issues. One in four families sitting in our pews has a family member dealing with a mental illness. Yet many are suffering in silence. Through education, we can erase the stigma associated with these "no fault" illnesses and provide congregations with examples of how they can become supportive and caring communities for individuals and families affected by mental illness.

Length of Resource - 2:22:53 hours

Creating Caring Congregations (Closed-captioned)

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Creating Caring CongregationsThe sharing of personal stories and experiences provides a way to give voice to those who have suffered in silence, and allows churches to begin the process of reaching out and providing compassionate care to those affected by disorders of the brain. A Discussion Guide is included that provides a brief overview of each segment and some questions to help generate discussion among group members.

Length of Resource - 29:15 minutes

Mental Health Mission Moments

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Mental Health Mission MomentsMental Health Mission Moments is an ecumenical resource to help clergy and lay persons or with small groups to address mental health issues in the context of the Sunday morning worship service. These nine 2-3 minute DVD segments can also be used with small groups or classes to generate discussion. The accompanying Resource Guide includes sermon starters, liturgical material, additional scriptural references and other resources to help educate congregations about mental illness.

Breaking the Silence: Postpartum Depression & Families of Faith

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Breaking the Silence: Postpartum Depression & Families of FaithThe birth of a baby is a time of great joy. But women can also find themselves feeling overwhelmed. They may even have the negative feelings toward their child that can make them feel confused and guilty. Many new mothers are ashamed to admit these feelings and think they are a "bad mother" for having such thoughts. And so they suffer in silence.

Length of Resource - 43:56 minutes