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

If Only By Rev. Dr. Tim Ahrens

“When Mary met Jesus, she looked at him, and then fell down at his feet. “If only you had been here, Lord,” she said, “my brother would never have died.” John 11:32, J.B. Phillips New Testament translation  Mom was beside herself.  Her daughter was found dead in her apartment.  She had died by suicide.  Mom was […]

A Voice Other Than Jesus by David Finnegan-Hosey

The lectionary Gospel text for this coming Sunday is one in a series of stories in Mark’s gospel in which the disciples jockey for position while Jesus tries to get them to see that they are missing the point. If we were reading or hearing the whole gospel in one sitting, the repeated refrain would […]

Autumn 2021 by Bob Griggs

I’m writing this on the back porch of our home in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, a near suburb of Minneapolis. My laptop is on a little table in front of a window, so I have a full view of our backyard and of our neighbors’ behind us. Especially this time of year, I look forward […]