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

Juneteenth and Mental Health Justice by Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund

I am at a Christian youth camp in Texas for Juneteenth this year. According to the New York Times, “On June 19, 1865, enslaved African Americans in Texas were told they were free. A century and a half later, people across the U.S. continue to celebrate the day, which is now a federal holiday.” As […]

Traumatic Loss by Jennifer Stuart

But Turmoil Comes  . . . 24 “For my groaning comes at the sight of my food, And my cries pour out like water. 25 “For what I fear comes upon me, And what I dread befalls me. 26 “I am not at ease, nor am I quiet, And I am not at rest, but […]

Supporting our Trans Loved Ones by Rev. Dr. Ciarán Osborn

It’s an often repeated truth that the more support a trans or gender expansive person receives regarding their gender identity, the less likely they are to experience suicidality. This has been the case in my own life and in the lives of so many of my friends and colleagues. The intersection of gender identity and […]