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

Lent Means Spring by David Finnegan-Hosey

I had mixed feelings presiding over Ash Wednesday services this year. For one thing, the COVID precautions we have instituted at the college where I serve as chaplain meant that we did not sing together and that, instead of the usual and meaningful act of imposing ashes on foreheads, we distributed ash in individual packets. […]

Finding Hope in February by Bob Griggs

I took this picture of a Minneapolis lake on a windy day in early February. The lake’s name in the Dakota language is Bde Maka Ska, which is translated into English as “White Earth Lake”, a name especially appropriate for early February when the lake is frozen and snow covered. On the day I took […]

Beloved by Hannah Campbell Gustafson

Our 2.5 year old daughter Leona sleeps in our bed. It is what is right for our family, and while there are challenges, overall it has been a gift to practice bed sharing. In a few weeks, Leona will transition out of the toddler room at her Montessori school to a room with children ages […]