Mental Health & Wellness Ministry Resources

Key Signs of Schizophrenia

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Schizophrenia

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How to Advocate for Mental Health in College: Real Students’ Stories

In a college mental health crisis, students are speaking up. Find out how students are advocating for mental health on their campuses.

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Global Children's Ministries Conference

This Conference, presented by the General Conference Children's Ministries Department, will take place January 27-28, 2022.

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NAD Releases Free Booklet on Mental Health

The North American Division's Department of Literature Ministries has released a free booklet on mental health. I Want More In My Life was written by diverse authors that have mapped out mental-health-building experiences and have identified and outlined the path to the positives, not to invalidate that life can be hard, but to give us…

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Stigma, discrimination and mental illness

Article with useful information about stigma, discrimination and mental illness.

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Depression

World Health Organization Fact Sheet on Depression.

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The Gospel and Mental Health

The gospel of God’s love is as healing today as it was to those whom Jesus encountered centuries ago.

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COVID-19 Mental Health Initiative for Youth and Young adults

The General Conference launched a Mental Health initiative during the church’s Annual Council on October 8, 2021. The goal is to raise awareness, provide resources and call people to action to help reverse the increase in depression, anxiety, stress and trauma-related disorders, substance abuse and suicidal ideations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mental Health First Aid Guidelines

Guidelines for mental health first aid techniques.

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Staying sane in an insane world

Pastors must cultivate the ability and capacity to withstand and adapt appropriately in times of stress and adversity—for everyone’s sake. Ministry Magazine article by Torben Bergland.

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Fixed up or burned out?

The satisfaction of having done something well, knowing that it has had an impact, being proud of it, or receiving recognition and appreciation from others are rewards that may be far more valuable than money. Ministry Magazine article by Torben Bergland

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Breaking Down Common Mental Health Misconceptions

Debunking some common mental health misconceptions and showing that some of these problems are more common than may be thought.

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Finding God's Purpose in My Child's Disability

A program focused on Autism awareness presented by GNYC Health Ministries, Family Ministries & AHPROFHA.

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NAD Family Ministries Counselor Directory

Counselor Directory of the North American Division Family Ministries Department.

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When You’re Feeling Down

In a Funk? Here’s How to Shake It Off.

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How Grief Can Affect Your Health

How to overcome effects of grief on your health.

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Emotional Intelligence – PPT

Presentation by Julian Melgosa, PhD, in Microsoft PowerPoint format.

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Emotional Intelligence – PDF

Presentation by Julian Melgosa, PhD, in PDF format.

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America Psychiatric Association – Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership

A collaboration between psychiatrists and clergy aimed at fostering a dialogue between the two fields.

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Challenged by the Challenged

Sermon by Laurie Evans, a retired pastor, in the Dynamic Steward magazine of October-December, 2014.

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Global Health Issues: Mental Health - Suicide

Article by Katia Reinert in the Elder’s Digest of October-December 2017.

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Ministering to Families Affected by Autism

Article by Debra L. Ketelsen in the Ministry Magazine of May, 2008.

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Emotional and Psychiatric Disability Booklet

Booklet compiled by the General Conference Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department.

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Communication Disorder Booklet

Booklet compiled by the General Conference Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department.

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Intellectual Disabilities Booklet

Booklet compiled by the General Conference Sabbath School and Personal Ministries Department.

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