New Six Week Worship Series
Starting, Sunday, September 17
At 8:00 or 10:30 am
Our country and our community have seen a dramatic rise in mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, suicide, relationship issues, and addiction. Numerous professions are working to help the healing in our community including governments, schools, social services, and mental health professionals. And the faith community has something to offer as well. Many of the foundations of faith like grace, community, hope, forgiveness, prayer, and joy are documented to be helpful. Faith can't fix mental health challenges, but it can be extremely helpful, in the same way that first aid treatments can assist the body in healing. We very much hope you can attend this series and be blessed by these "Faith Aid" topics!
We are also proud to offer these two workshops during this series:
Sun, Oct 1 @ 11:45 am: Question, Persuade and Refer Suicide Prevention Training offered by the Chester County Suicide Prevention Taskforce with a light lunch provided. So we have enough materials and food provided, please sign up here.
Sun, Oct 15 @ 11:45 am: Resilience Movie (check out the trailer here) and discussion offered by Chelsea Melrath from the Chester County Health Department with a light lunch provided. So we have enough materials and food provided, please sign up here.
Below you also find resources that mental health professionals have collected and offered to help in your growth in mental health! (This page continues to grow. Feel free to offer any you've found particularly helpful.)
Mental Health Resource
Getting Immediate Help
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call or Text #988
Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
LGBTQ Lifeline: 1-866-488-7386
Chat online at 7cups.com which has online chat forums, blogs, and the ability to chat with therapists or trained listeners
Books, Articles and Other Resources
- 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do
- If Loneliness Is an Epidemic, How Do We Treat It? New York Times Article
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Local Counseling and Resources