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

Christmas Lights by Bob Griggs

At our house the first official act of Christmas preparation is finding the strings of outdoor Christmas lights from last year and saying a silent prayer that they’ll light again this year. They didn’t, so we had to pop for new ones this year. As you can see from the picture, we also have two […]

Funerals by Kirk Moore

I officiated at another funeral yesterday. I’ve officiated at hundreds over the years. Each one has been moving and an important event in the life of those who loved the person who died. At each one I’ve been present as people begin, if in just a small amount, to process grief and start a long, […]

Wholeness by Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe

I love watching baking competitions shows. The baking itself is amazing and to watch the group dynamics and the silliness of the judges, just makes me happy. I’ve also learned a lot about baking that has improved what comes out of my own kitchen. The funny thing is that I can’t have any grains or […]