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.

Recent posts to The Journey blog

Looking for Hope by Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe

A little over two weeks ago I was able to remove the boot I’d been wearing on my right foot for six weeks due to a stress fracture. For about three weeks before that I had a lot of pain in my right shin and ankle. This meant that I could not walk my 15- […]

Go Live the Resurrection by Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund

Did you know that psychiatric medications have the power to raise the dead? I am a witness! It is my testimony that we can find new life with the help of anti-depressants, hospitalizations, and outpatient treatment. I am here to glorify God, rising from the tomb of trauma through the power of ongoing therapy. Resurrection […]

Pandemic Walls: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma and Isolation by Jennifer Stuart

In January of this year, there was a distinct weight. Perhaps you felt it, too? I texted a friend, “I think I am hitting a pandemic wall.” I felt strangely alone or at least, lonely. A profound sense of isolation began to set in. As shadows of past memories resurfaced, the inner dialogue of self-doubt […]