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 health challenges and neurodiversity and their families in the life, leadership and work of congregations.

We envision a future in which people with mental health challenges and neurodiversity feel welcomed, supported, valued and included in their Congregations, Synagogues, and Organizations.

Nurture the Soul: UCC & The Mental Health Journey: It’s the WISE Thing To Do

Sacred Crossings: Intersectionality and Mental Health

Recent posts to The Journey blog

Mental Health Tent by Kirk Moore

Reprinted from 2017 7  years ago I spent time delivering supplies and working at the water protector camps on Standing Rock Reservation. We brought firewood, clothing, sleeping bags, and food to the camp and we spent the day helping to build, distribute items, cook, clean, and do whatever else was needed. While we were at […]

Gratitude for a Sad Psalm by Rev. Dr. Marty Kuchma

The Psalms give us eloquent language to describe life experiences ranging from the highest highs to the lowest lows. It is hard for me to imagine a life circumstance that the Psalms don’t give words to in one meaningful way or another. Written so long ago yet so relevant in our lives now, the Psalms […]

BENT But Not BROKEN by Bishop Allyson Abrams, PhD

As a child I really loved a creative toy called “Slinky”. It was a piece of medal that had been reshaped to form circles, creating a spring. These circles would allow it to go down steps, jump off counters, etc. It was an amazing toy. One day with one of my Slinkys I attempted to […]