This brochure provides more information and resources on NAMI FaithNet.
Pathways to Promise
Pathways is a technical assistance and resource center for those interested in mental health ministry. They provide training and resources for faith groups who want to become more supportive, caring communities for people with mental illnesses and their families.
Mental Health Ministries
Mental Health Ministries started with a vision of producing high quality resources to reduce the stigma of mental illness in our faith communities.
Saddleback is one family in many locations that is passionate about family, friendships, and finding a calling in life. It's a family and a place to call home. It's a place to get help, healing, and hope.
APA Faith Booklet
APA Foundation has new resources to help faith leaders better understand mental illness and treatment, and better help individuals and families in their congregations facing mental health challenges.
Mental Illness Ministries
Their purpose is to educate and resource parishes on the spiritual and supportive needs of persons with serious mental illnesses such as bi-polar disease, major depressive illnesses, schizophrenia, and personality disorders.
The Congregation Resource Guide Mental Health Resources
This annotated resource guide describe books, media and links for faith-based mental health ministry teams, individuals or small group study.
Council on Mental Illness of the National Catholic Partnership on Disability (NCPD)
Resources manual features 90+ pages of information, perspectives and tools to assist in the ministry with people with mental illness.
Interfaith Network on Mental Illness
INMI's mission is to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness among clergy, staff, lay leaders and members of faith communities and help them more effectively develop and nurture supportive environments for persons dealing with mental illnesses and their families and friends.
Interfaith Dialogue on Suicide Prevention
A report of an Interfaith Suicide Prevention Dialogue was held in 2008 in Rockville, Maryland.
Jewish Community Mental Health
JAMI is committed to supporting people to fulfill their individual potential, maximize their self-esteem and progress along their own unique path towards recovery.
Congregational Accessibility Network
CAN promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in faith communities. This network provides tools for individual and families, friends and advocates, and faith congregations and communities.
MH4M aims to bring to light important mental health issues as they relate to the Muslim community.
One Mind Mental Illness Ministry
One Mind's vision is to help develop, support and nurture caring communities of faith for all those affected by mental illness through education, training and support.
The Episcopal Mental Illness Network
EMIN's mission is to seek out and support, through prayer and action, consumers, families and/or service providers in the Episcopal Church whose lives are affected by major psychiatric disorders. EMIN also aims to help Episcopalians, clergy and laypersons, become aware of the nature of these illnesses and the special needs and gifts of hose affected.
United Church of Christ Mental Illness Network (UCC MHN)
UCC MHN believes that education through our churches is one key to changing the discrimination against persons with mental health. They believe that through their policies and within our own ministries we can model for the rest of the society how to be caring congregations and a compassionate denomination.
Unitarian Universalist Mental Health
Their mission is to provide compassionate service to people with mental health challenges and to their families, within and beyond the walls of congregation using fellowship, education, advocacy in the public arena, and honoring and deepening their spiritual lives.
Mental health challenges can greatly affect members of the Jewish community regardless of their age or financial situation. UJA provides vital support to beneficiary agencies and grantees that serve children and adults with mental-health challenges.
Virginia Interfaith Committee on Mental Illness Ministries
VICOMIM is committed to educating clergy and laity toward and awareness and sensitivity within the faith communities about mental illness. They offer programs, assistance, and resources to faith communities developing their programs for ministry within persons with mental illness and their families.
Conversations on Religion and Mental Illness
YouTube series on Religion and Mental Illness hosted by Dr. Nancy Kehoe, featuring Dr. Thomas Gutheil, Dr. Elissa Ely, Michael Mack, Dr. Othman Mohammad, Dr. Silvia Halperin, and most recently Rev. Lorraine Thornhill.
Congressional Accessibility Network
Independent organization with an international interfaith mission to encourage congregations of all faiths to include persons with disabilities.
Faith.Hope.Life. is a resource for every faith community, regardless of creed, to focus one Sabbath or day each year on values common to most faiths that help prevent suicides - hope, community, reasons to live, finding meaning to life's challenging questions, support for individuals and their families. The Faith.Hope.Life. website contains information about how to respond to someone who may be suicidal, worship service planning resources, flyers, posters, graphics - everything necessary to launch Faith.Hope.Life. in your faith community.
Guide for Clergy Leave of Absence for Mental Health Reasons
Ministers are not immune to mental health problems. The Christian Reformed and Reformed Church in America Disability Concerns ministries created this resource to guide congregational leaders in supporting their pastor and congregation. It includes PowerPoint presentations, a guide and other resources.
Muslim Mental Health Resources
National Muslim Helplines (special hours):