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.
ATTN: Senior pastors and church leadership!
We are conducting a mental health services survey about YOUR congregation. Please click the link below to answer 5 short questions so that we know what programs & services are offered at your church and what we can do to help!
DEADLINE NOVEMBER 12th!
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.
Click on any of the green buttons below to be connected to more information:
Webinar Series: SoulCare — Taking Pause in Crisis
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
10:15am ET / 7:15am PT
Our Mental Health & Wellness Initiative team invites you to join us for a moment to pause and process. Over the coming weeks, we will host a series of SoulCare moments to practice self-care and prayer amidst the pandemic. Feel free to attend any or all of this webinar series.
Mental Health America of Georgia is committed to maintaining social connectedness and educating our communities on managing stress levels, anxiety, and reducing isolation. They offer mental health awareness webinars at no cost to participants. Click the link to register.
Outreach Wellness Learning (OWL) Webinars:
Mental Wellness during COVID-19, March 31, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Here
Mental Health 101, April 7, 12 - 1 p.m. Here
Building Resilience in Youth, April 9, 12 - 1 p.m. Here
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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.