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

Perfect Storm by Lisa LeSueur

It is late Sunday afternoon. The sky is still an angry gray with a gentle drizzle of rain, more of a mist really, still falling on the grass. There is a slight rumble of thunder in the distance, but hardly a leaf is moving in the stillness left behind by what turned out to be […]

This, Too, Is Mental Health Advocacy by David Finnegan-Hosey

By some accounts, the three largest mental health institutions in the United States are prisons. We can change this. And this, too, is mental health advocacy. Somewhere between one third to one half of all people who are killed by police in the United States have a mental illness and/or other form of disability. We […]

Two Miles a Day by Bob Griggs

My photo with this blog entry is pretty bad.  It’s the back of a strip mall about a mile from my home.  It’s part of a two mile walking route I followed every day last week.  I chose to walk there because it’s isolated, so I can practice social distancing while getting my walk in.  […]