Interfaith Network on Mental Illness (INMI) offers tools for faith communities to better welcome, include and support people with mental illnesses and their families.
NAMI FaithNet is a network of members and friends of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It was established to help faith communities develop non-threatening, supportive environment for those with serious mental illness and their families.
Pathways to Promise is an interfaith cooperative that provide assistance and resources, including liturgical and educational materials, program models, and caring ministry with people experiencing mental illness and their families.
Starting a Mental Health Ministry . . . from the ground up. How a parish nurse is working on it now.
The Congregational Resource Guide by Carole Wills is an extensive and fully annotated list of more than 60 mental health ministry resources, including books and videos.
“Starting a Spiritual Support Group for Mental Health and Wellness in Your Faith Community” is a booklet that offers helpful tips for starting a spiritual support group. It is based on the experience of the First Congregation Church in Boulder, Colo.
“10 Things Faith Community Leaders Can Do to Make The World a Better Place for People with Mental Illnesses” is a one-page summary published by the Interfaith Network on Mental Illness.
Interested in starting a mental health ministry at your church but not sure how to go about it? See this handout: “10 steps for developing a mental health ministry in your congregation.”
The State Of Mental Health In America: Mental Health America is committed to promoting mental health as a critical part of overall wellness.
Also, see the worship resources on the “Mental Health Sunday” page
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