LINKS TO MENTAL HEALTH

FAITH BASED WEBSITES


  • "By His Wounds Ministry is committed to restoring the healing gifts of Jesus Christ to His Church, coming alongside all who are in need of His healing touch, in body, mind and spirit."

  • "Our website’s goal is to provide access to both National and Virginia resources, support services, and education on a wide range of topics related to mental illness, recovery, prayer, and spiritual support for those coping with mental illness or its impact."

    Marleen McCabe,  Chair,  Mental Health Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia

  • "NAMI FaithNet is an initiative of NAMI dedicated to providing and promoting the creation and exchange of information, tools and other resources which will help NAMI members and friends educate faith communities about mental illness and the vital role spirituality plays in recovery for many."

  • "Mental Health Ministries is an interfaith web based ministry to provide educational resources to help erase the stigma of mental illness in our faith communities. Our mission is to help faith communities be caring congregations for people living with a mental illness and those who love and care for them ..."

  • "Pathways is a technical assistance and resource center for those interested in mental health ministry. Informational handouts, worship resources, manuals, curricula resources, pamphlets, bulletin inserts, and videotapes designed for use by faith groups at national, regional, local and congregational levels are available. Some written materials are available in Protestant, Roman Catholic or Jewish versions."

  • The mission of the Episcopal Mental Illness Network (EMIN) is:

    • To seek out and support, through prayer and action, consumers, families and/or service providers in the Episcopal Church whose lives are affected by major psychiatric disorders;
    • To help Episcopalians, clergy and laypersons, become aware of the nature of these illnesses and the special needs and gifts of those affected:
    • To reduce the stigma and misconceptions that prevail and to remove those barriers which frequently prevent persons with psychiatric illnesses and their families from participating in the full life of the Church.
  • "The Commission is part of the Chicago Archdiocesan Office for Persons with Disabilities. The purpose of the Commission is to educate and resource parishes on the spiritual and supportive needs of persons with serious mental illnesses such as bi-polar disease, major depressive illnesses, schizophrenia, and personality disorders, among others. Since mental illness not only affects the individual with the disease but also family members, the needs of the entire family are addressed."

  • "An inter-faith coalition whose mission is to work with all faith communities to welcome, include, support, educate, and advocate for individuals and families who are living with mental illness."


  • The mission of I Need A Lighthouse, Inc. is to significantly reduce the loss and suffering from teen and young adult depression, suicide, and suicidal behavior through educational programs and community partnerships.



  • Beach House (BH) is an intentional community first organized in December 1979 to provide support and rehabilitation to adults who have been severely disabled due to serious and persistent mental illness.  This intentional community is a prevocational psychiatric rehabilitation program anchored in the philosophically based conceptual framework of the Clubhouse Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.