MENTAL HEALTH MINISTRY
Churches and clergy often find themselves in the center of conversations about mental health – and trying to help persons who are addressing mental health concerns. The purpose of the Georgia Mental Health Initiative (GAMHI) is to help counter the stigma of mental illness by providing resources and encouraging innovative mental health ministries in congregations in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Georgia.
Mental Health Initiative
The Georgia Mental Health Initiative Team (GAMHI) prioritizes mental health and wellness in the life of the region and its local congregations through programs that:
1) Cultivate welcoming, educated, and inclusive congregations by countering the stigma of mental illness and raising awareness of mental health.
2) Provide care and support to clergy and seminarians.
3) Provide resources and educational support
for Disciples congregations, clergy,
seminarians, and community members.
4) Encourage collaboration, sustainability,
and innovation of mental health ministries
in congregations and the Georgia region.
Out of the Darkness Georgia Experience
Nov. 8, 2020
A Virtual Fundraiser/Walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Aug 5-October 28
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm (Zoom)
Facilitated by Rev. Erica Geralds, Rev. Donna Gunter, and Darlene Taylor
(SEE INFO BELOW)
NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.
GCAL is the 24/7 hotline for accessing mental health services in Georgia, including urgent and emergency needs.
Georgia Chapter - NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI—Georgia works through 36 affiliates in Georgia offering classes, support groups, and outreach.
The mission of GMHCN is to promote recovery through advocacy, education, employment, empowerment, peer support, and self-help.
The NBA offers numerous congregational resources for worship and teaching around the issue of mental health.
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Resources for Clergy
RAY OF HOPE PRESENTS GRIEFSHARE
Welcome everyone. Are you grieving or know someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one and needs community? Then GriefShare is the perfect place. We are so excited about this opportunity to journey with you knowing that together we can get through this season of grief; gaining tools and developing skills that will assist us in our journey toward wholeness. You are welcome to join us anytime during this 13 week session.We meet in our Chapel Breakout room which is the smaller building on our campus next to our main sanctuary.
The session schedule and flyer are on the next slide. Click the arrows or dots below to see.