Ten strategies for promoting mental health inclusion at church

Boy at Church DoorKey Ministry presented a series of blog posts… Ten Strategies for Promoting Mental Health Inclusion at Church for the purpose of creating a template for churches to follow in pursuing families impacted by mental illness or trauma. We begin with a discussion of how churches can take the first step in launching an intentional process of mental health inclusion.

Mental health inclusion…taking the first step (April 30, 2015)

Seven reasons church attendance is difficult when kids have mental illness (May 5, 2015)

Mental health inclusion…The importance of getting the right people around the table (May 14, 2015)

The barriers to getting newcomers with mental illness connected at church (May 17, 2015)

Mental health inclusion…Preaching it from the pulpit (May 20, 2015)

Mental health inclusion…creating more welcoming ministry environments (May 28, 2015)

Joe Padilla…5 Steps to the Rise of Mental Health Support in the Church (June 3, 2015)

Churches, mental health inclusion and respite care (June 8, 2015)

The front door of your church… your web presence (June 15, 2015)

Promoting mental health inclusion at church? Respond to the family’s most immediate needs (June 23, 2015)

Online community…component of a mental health inclusion strategy?  (June 25, 2015)

Mobilize the people (June 28, 2015)

Additional resources:

grcevichMissed the interview Vangie Rodenbeck did with Steve on Mental Illness and the Church? Check out their entire interview here. Vangie and Steve discussed…

  • The biggest obstacles children and adults with mental illness face in attending church
  • Why family ministry approaches make sense in implementing intentional mental health inclusion in your church
  • The available research on how churches are doing in supporting families impacted by mental illness
  • Helpful resources for those involved in children’s ministry, youth ministry and family ministry in better serving families in your church and your surrounding community impacted by mental illness.

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