Mental Health Resources


Resources and Research

New Study of Acute Mental Illness and Christian Faith

The National Association for Christian Recovery

Biblical Counseling Coalition

Pathways to Promise -Putting faith in mental health recovery

Focus on the Family Pastoral Care Line / Consultation: 1- 844-4 PASTOR. Counseling Line: 1-855-771-HELP

His Mansion Ministries – A Christian community focused on rehabilitation and counseling

Better Help – Convenient, affordable, private online counseling anytime, anywhere

Mental Health Ministries

Top 10 Resources for Mental Health Ministry

Mental Health Grace Alliance

Fresh Hope

Each Mind Matters

Resources on Mental Illness for Faith Community Leaders

Bell Initiative in Canada

Suicide Project – A website devoted to allowing people to share their stories of desperation and depression—and ultimately of hope

Tests and Tools

Mental Health America screening site

Mental Health Check

Online Hamilton Depression Scale

Various tests

Scottish Recovery Indicator (SRI) – A service development tool that can be used by anyone interested in developing recovery-focused services

Articles

18 Do’s and Don’ts for Family and Friends of a Depressed Person

Mental Illness and the Church: How Many Lives Will Be Lost Before We Change? -Gillian Marchenko

Mental Illness Myths: 11 Common Things You Hear About Depression, Bipolar Disorder And ADHD

Sermon/Talks

A Christian Looks at Depression – Tommy Nelson

John Piper and another

The Physician, The Pastor, Psychotherapy, and Counseling

Courses/Certification

Mental Health First Aid Course

Mental Health Training Collaborative: Pathways to Promise.

Books

Blame It On the Brain? by Edward T. Welch

Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness by Matthew S. Stanford

Steps to Freedom in Christ and Bondage Breaker by Neil Anderson

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson

Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness by Kathryn Greene McCreight

The Myth of Mental Illness by Thomas S. Szasz

The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference by Robert Smith

Videos

Church and Mental Health – Rick and Kay Warren

A Christian Looks at Depression – Tommy Nelson

I Am Second® – Shawn Johnson

Understanding Depression

Creating Caring Communities

Mental Health and Families of Faith

Other Helpful Links

New Approach to Mental Illness in the Church

How Can We Combat Mental Illness?

Increasing faith in medicine to treat mental health

Mental Illness & The Church: An Interview with Amy Simpson

Troubled Minds

The Effect of Mental Illness on Families

Ignoring Your Pain Will Only Hurt You in the Long Run

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Mental (w)illness | Christian Wehbe | TEDxZurich

How Teenage Boys Manifest Depression

History of Depression – HeadHeartHand Media

Christians get depressed

Suicide

Women at the Well Ministries

Christian Association for Psychological Studies

Society for Christian Psychology

Institute for Nouthetic Studies

International Association of Biblical Counselors

PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries

American Association of Christian Counselors

Biblical Counseling Coalition

Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries

American Academy of Biblical Counselors

Rosemead School of Psychology