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

Humanity’s Destiny: The Journey of Liberation by Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund

In honor of the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., our congregation’s worship services included listening to a reading from Dr. King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail. One of the key teachings from this letter is Dr. King’s insistence that we are all interconnected. Dr. King wrote, “whatever affects one directly, affects all […]

Release by Jennifer Stuart, MDiv, LICSW

John 13:35 “By this all will know that you are my disciples. If you have love for one another.” We humans are pretty darn good at making other people miserable. We scapegoat. We refuse to welcome the stranger for fear of losing our position in the order of things. We exclude, leave others out, and […]

The Church Laboratory by Megan Snell

Church life is like a holy learning laboratory where we endeavor to understand God’s call for us. It’s a lab in which we struggle and experiment and grow to learn how to be in right relationship to ourselves, one another, God, and creation. It’s a space in which we learn how to be true to […]