Is there a need to consider diversity and inclusion strategies in the faith community? Diversity and inclusion has increasingly become a focal point for businesses, educational institutions and service organizations. It represents the various combinations of human difference, e.g., learning
As the number of churches providing a mental health focused ministry grows, one gap becomes more evident: the lack of attention given to addressing suicide. Yet, the rate of suicide in this country continues to edge upward, especially among
Different people in my life know different parts of me. My younger nieces and nephews know me for the Silly Cindy stories I tell. My English as a Second Language students know me as their teacher and their friend. The
In Part 1 of this blog on Mental Health and Gun Violence, we sought to dispel some misunderstandings you might have about the conflation of mental illness and gun violence.
When I hear or read about mental health and gun violence, I can become defensive. And here is why.
We know that in a survey, 60% of Americans thought that people with schizophrenia were likely to act violently
Dear Pathways Supporter,
On behalf of the Interfaith Mental Health Coalition and Pathways to Promise, organizations that connect faith leaders with mental health resources both locally and nationally, we would like to invite you to sponsor at one or both of
Individual spirituality, faith communities and religious practices can help or hinder a person’s recovery from mental illnesses and traumatic experiences. Traditionally, mental health systems and systems partners have discouraged discussion about individual spirituality, faith communities and religious practices to the detriment
I’m reading a book recommended by a friend, Jim, bought for me by my wife Kelly. The book is called, “Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets,” by
This past summer, Executive Director Dr. Jim Zahniser and David Wise of #DaveWiseMatters were featured on the popular website The Mighty. The Mighty focuses on positive stories of mental health recovery, individuals triumphing with physical and developmental disabilities, and overcoming
Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder founded Mental Health Ministries in 2001 to address the stigma of mental illness in our faith communities. Print and media resources are available at: mentalhealthministries.net
Based on the findings of the Surgeon General’s report on the magnitude