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

Mental Health Ministry: Starting With Worship by Rev. Dr. Megan Osborn Snell

When liturgy and worship become the work of the people, space for the sacred stories of those living with mental health conditions begin to have space in the collective experience. Isolation can break down and connection can be formed as people begin to understand the deep humanity of their pew neighbor. Remember that worship is […]

What about the children? by Rev Lisa LeSueur

As a parent of a middle school student who has been learning remotely this year, I am relieved that this school year is almost behind us. The challenges that kids have faced this year are unprecedented, and while some adjusted and thrived under the new circumstances, others fell by the wayside, giving up on class […]

Koyaanisqatsi: A Life Out of Balance by Karl Shallowhorn

In 1983, film director Godfrey Reggio, released the avant-garde art film, Koyaanisqatsi. I was immediately drawn to it as the musical score was written by the great American classical composer, Philip Glass. The movie is a montage of images and scenes with no spoken word or characters. It is the first in the trilogy of […]