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

My Spiritual Practice by Bob Griggs

Most weekday mornings, while waking up with my first cup of coffee, I do that day’s readings from the “Daily Office Lectionary”, which is at the back of The Episcopal Church’s The Book of Common Prayer. As you can see from the photo with this blogpost, after I do the readings I put a check […]

In gratitude for my daughter by Hannah Campbell Gustafson

Last week I told my therapist about a realization that I had recently. My daughter, Leona, is 2 years old. She is fiery and independent and hilarious, and often does things that I find infuriating. Most nights when she falls asleep I breathe a sigh of relief. And still, as I told my therapist, I […]

Hard weeks by Kirk Moore

A member of the congregation I serve died a couple of weeks ago.  It was awful.  Many of the networks of people and many of the feelings surrounding their untimely death has left the congregation, their friends, and me very unsettled. They’re’s grief, confusion, anger, exhaustion, anxiety, and a whole lot of really unknown feelings. […]