Welcome to the UCC Mental Health Network

The United Church of Christ Mental Health Network works to reduce stigma and promote the inclusion of people with mental illnesses/brain disorders and their families in the life, leadership and work of congregations. We envision a future in which people with mental illnesses feel welcomed, supported, valued and included in their congregations.

Sacred Crossings: Intersectionality and Mental Health

Recent posts to The Journey blog

Racism’s Toll on Mental Health by Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund

The day before the United Church of Christ honored Mental Health Sunday, a horrendous hate crime was carried out on Saturday, May 14, at a grocery store in Buffalo, New York. Ten lives were taken by a white, 18-year-old male mass shooter motivated by racism. The victims were targeted because they were Black. The shooter […]

Fifty Days by David Finnegan-Hosey

Hallelujah – Christ is Risen Indeed! We are in the midst of Eastertide, the “Great 50 Days” stretching from Easter Sunday until Pentecost. This extended period of celebration has me reflecting on the tension between the beauty of a joyful season on the one hand, and the ups and downs of living with mental health […]

Thirsting for God by Bob Griggs

I love how the psalms gives voice to the full range of our emotions from overwhelming joy to deep sorrow. As a person living with depression, I have been especially drawn to what scholars call “laments”, psalms that are honest about life’s struggles. For example, “I am weary with my moaning; every night I flood […]