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

Do You Have Someone Safe to Talk to? by Kirk Moore

When you need to talk to someone, do you have a safe person to go to.  Maybe it’s a trusted friend.  Maybe a relative with whom you feel safe.  Maybe it’s a teacher.  It could be a therapist.  Even a pastor you trust.  Being able to talk to someone safe is an important part of […]

Life Choices by Mabel Laird

We know the power of choice from a very young age. I know I have a way better shot at getting my two-year-old out the door in under ten minutes if, instead of saying, “It’s time to get your things on!”, I try, “Are you going to put on your jacket first, or your shoes?” […]

Vision by Bishop Allyson Abrams, PhD

The Christian Bible tells us to write the vision, make it plain, so that even though it may tarry, trust and believe the vision will come to pass in our lives. In this climate that we live in today it gets hard to dream and hold on to the vision. It gets hard to dream […]