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In the Shadow of God's Wings 

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Faith Communities and the Well-Being of LGBTQ Youth

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Despite the widespread use of these platforms, social media companies are not always forthcoming about the potential negative effects on mental health. An investigation by the Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook was aware of the mental health risks linked to its Instagram app but kept these findings secret.

Exchanging Social Media for Mental Health Social Helping

Despite the widespread use of these platforms, social media companies are not always forthcoming about the potential negative effects on mental health. An investigation by the Wall Street Journal revealed that Facebook was aware of the mental health risks linked to its Instagram app but kept these findings secret.
Youth mental health is a pressing concern in the United States, with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicide, and youth violence presenting significant challenges. In this article, we explore evidence-based strategies for addressing these challenges and promoting the mental well-being of young individuals.

The Top Solutions in Youth Mental Health

Youth mental health is a pressing concern in the United States, with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, suicide, and youth violence presenting significant challenges. In this article, we explore evidence-based strategies for addressing these challenges and promoting the mental well-being of young individuals.
As winter approaches and the days get shorter, many people suffer with a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Although SAD isn’t totally understood, it is a real illness with real symptoms that vary in frequency and intensity.

What is Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)?

As winter approaches and the days get shorter, many people suffer with a form of depression called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Although SAD isn’t totally understood, it is a real illness with real symptoms that vary in frequency and intensity.
International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), formerly known as California Bipolar Foundation, was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder can cause for those living with the illness and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help.

International Bipolar Foundation

International Bipolar Foundation (IBPF), formerly known as California Bipolar Foundation, was founded in June 2007 in San Diego, California by four parents with children affected by bipolar disorder. Well aware of the trauma that bipolar disorder can cause for those living with the illness and their families, these parents felt compelled to do something constructive to help.
It is a harsh reality that at a time when greater numbers of people need the resources of their mental health community, budgets for these services has been cut. Many congregations also face budget cuts that can affect their ability to provide support and services.

Mental Health in Challenging Times

It is a harsh reality that at a time when greater numbers of people need the resources of their mental health community, budgets for these services has been cut. Many congregations also face budget cuts that can affect their ability to provide support and services.
A sample bulletin for a Blue Christmas Vespers Service from a Methodist church

Blue Christmas Vespers Service Sample

A sample bulletin for a Blue Christmas Vespers Service from a Methodist church
A list of the resources on this blog suitable for use at a “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night” worship services along with additional resources to use for Christmas and Advent services.

Blue Christmas and Blue Holiday Worship Services Index

A list of the resources on this blog suitable for use at a “Blue Christmas” or “Longest Night” worship services along with additional resources to use for Christmas and Advent services.
Judaism teaches that how people are born and how they die are in God’s hands. Life belongs to God, not to the individual. It is a gift to be treasured. Taking one’s own life is viewed as a serious violation of one’s responsibility to God and society.

Jewish | National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Judaism teaches that how people are born and how they die are in God’s hands. Life belongs to God, not to the individual. It is a gift to be treasured. Taking one’s own life is viewed as a serious violation of one’s responsibility to God and society.
Multiple Resources every clergy can use in the month of May to bring awareness to mental health.

May Is Mental Health Month Resources

Multiple Resources every clergy can use in the month of May to bring awareness to mental health.
AI holds the potential to revolutionize mental health support by overcoming these barriers and providing accessible, affordable, and stigma-free care.

Artificial Intelligence and Mental Health

AI holds the potential to revolutionize mental health support by overcoming these barriers and providing accessible, affordable, and stigma-free care.
We can make a difference in the lives of millions of people if we not only remember, but also reach out to support the troops returning from combat service.

Veterans Day – A Time to Remember and Support

We can make a difference in the lives of millions of people if we not only remember, but also reach out to support the troops returning from combat service.
In breaking the silence, communities of faith can be a source of hospitality, healing and hope for young people and their families.

Mental Illness in Children and Adolescents

In breaking the silence, communities of faith can be a source of hospitality, healing and hope for young people and their families.
Our faith communities can be an important part of the recovery process through education, support and by helping individuals and families feel part of a caring community.

May is Mental Health Month

Our faith communities can be an important part of the recovery process through education, support and by helping individuals and families feel part of a caring community.
A sample bulletin for a Blue Holiday Service from One Mind Mental Illness Ministry

Blue Holiday Service Sample

A sample bulletin for a Blue Holiday Service from One Mind Mental Illness Ministry
A sample bulletin for a Blue Christmas Service from San Carols United Methodist Church

Blue Christmas Service Sample

A sample bulletin for a Blue Christmas Service from San Carols United Methodist Church
Every year on Yom Kippur, the most solemn Jewish holiday, “sin” and “repentance” are the key words stuck in my head. But for someone who is already experiencing depression and/or other mental illness, these themes can be extremely upsetting and even harmful to think about.

Mental Health in the Days of Awe

Every year on Yom Kippur, the most solemn Jewish holiday, “sin” and “repentance” are the key words stuck in my head. But for someone who is already experiencing depression and/or other mental illness, these themes can be extremely upsetting and even harmful to think about.
A sample bulletin for a Mental Health Sunday Service from the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network

Liturgy for Mental Health Sunday

A sample bulletin for a Mental Health Sunday Service from the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network
In the realm of mental health, one of the most formidable barriers to seeking help is the pervasive stigma that surrounds it. This stigma creates significant obstacles for individuals in need of support and treatment. Recognizing the intrinsic worth of every individual, irrespective of societal labels or stereotypes, is crucial in combating this stigma.

Embrace Humanity And Fight Stigma

In the realm of mental health, one of the most formidable barriers to seeking help is the pervasive stigma that surrounds it. This stigma creates significant obstacles for individuals in need of support and treatment. Recognizing the intrinsic worth of every individual, irrespective of societal labels or stereotypes, is crucial in combating this stigma.
A collection of four different prayers to use during suicide prevention week.

Litanies and Prayers for Suicide Prevention Week

A collection of four different prayers to use during suicide prevention week.
In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). The goal is to end the stigma associated with mental illness and to ensure better understanding and access to diagnosis and treatment.

Mental Illness Awareness Week

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW). The goal is to end the stigma associated with mental illness and to ensure better understanding and access to diagnosis and treatment.
It's easy to know your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can be harder to identify. The tricky part of parenting is knowing the kinds of behaviors and
moods that are usual for the stage of development your child is in - and when your child has gone beyond the norm and needs help.

Childhood Mental Illness

It's easy to know your child needs help dealing with a fever or a broken bone, but mental health problems can be harder to identify. The tricky part of parenting is knowing the kinds of behaviors and moods that are usual for the stage of development your child is in - and when your child has gone beyond the norm and needs help.
A sample bulletin for a Blue Christmas Service from One Mind Mental Illness Ministry

Blue Christmas Service Sample

A sample bulletin for a Blue Christmas Service from One Mind Mental Illness Ministry
A sample bulletin for a Blue Christmas Service from San Carols United Methodist Church

Blue Christmas Service Sample

A sample bulletin for a Blue Christmas Service from San Carols United Methodist Church
Five Prayers For Strength and Healing that were submitted by Rabbi Sonya Starr.

Jewish Prayers

Five Prayers For Strength and Healing that were submitted by Rabbi Sonya Starr.
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