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Mental Health Resources

Recordings of Past ABCRGR Webinars on Mental Health

Downloadable (PDF) Resources

"Quick Reference on Mental Health for Faith Leaders"

American Psychiatric Association

A one-page document for quick reference.

"Those Who Dream: A Longest Night Gathering Liturgy and Leadership Guide"

Lenora & Gary Rand of Plural Guild, A Sanctified Art LLT,

A liturgy and guide for a holiday service of remembrance and rief.

"Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders"

American Psychiatric Association

A 26-page PDF booklet that helps faith leaders understand and better minister with individuals with mental health challenges. 

Book: "Making Space at the Well: Mental Health and the Church"

Jessica Young Brown

Beginning with the biblical motif of going to the village well for the waters that sustain life and exploring the communal significance of that well, professor and clinical psychologist Jessica Young Brown calls on the Black Church to rally its historic resilience and creativity to acknowledge and engage those in its pews who are struggling with mental health concerns.

Mental Health First Aid

National Council of Mental Well-Being

Find resources and training for "mental health first aid," learning how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. Congregations and pastors are often in the position to help someone early, as long as they're properly trained. 

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