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

A Little Rest by Kirk Moore

I’m a little worn out.  You may be a little or a lot worn out, too.  I don’t think my ‘worn out’ is more imortant than yours.  It’s just the only ‘worn out’ that I can expereince. And I’m taking a little rest. Since March 15, I’ve become the executive producer of a weekly video […]

Love One Another by Rachael Keefe

Even though it is Advent on the near horizon, I feel as if I am caught somewhere between Moses in the wilderness with the people of God and Jesus in the wilderness with his temptations. Last March, I watched as friends and colleagues on the coasts struggled with the number of COVID cases and deaths. […]

Supporting Teens by Rev. Dr. Sarah Lund

Today a teenager is wondering how they will make it through the day. They wake up feeling overwhelmed. They wake up thinking “I just can’t do this anymore.” According to the American Psychological Association, suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 15 to 24. How will the Church hold the light of […]