the UCC Mental Health Network Blog
Welcome to the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network (UCC MHN) blog, The Journey. Our weekly posts will explore mental health and addiction through the lens of our Christian faith. We will write about how our personal experiences affect our lives and how our spirituality supports our journey. Everyone who is living with a mental health or addiction disorder, or has a loved one who is affected by a mental health challenge or addiction, is on a journey. Together we can connect with each other and share some ways to travel the path of hope and wholeness.
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- For those of us who sometimes forget that God is present and active in the world, and in our lives… by Rachael KeefeIsaiah 43 Revisited
- Called As Partners In Christ’s Service by Rev. Dr. Sarah LundThis April, I began my third year serving part-time in the national setting of the United Church of Christ as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice. What an honor and privilege it is to serve in ministry with you all. I give God thanks every day for this good work to do. In […]
- On the Brink …of Summer by Jennifer StuartFor me, it is a lake in Western Maine. There is a boat house there, where I find repose. “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). A simple dock stretches out into the lake. I lay on my stomach, and stare into the clear […]
- A Pride Letter of Support to the Not-Out LGBTQ+ Person by Rev. Megan SnellDear One Who Has Not Yet Come Out, During Pride month, it can seem like everyone who is LGBTQ+ is out except you. And this can hurt your mental health like nobody’s business. I get it. And, you are not alone. In fact you are so very not alone…As you search for every link on […]
- These Extraordinary Times by Lisa LeSueurThese are extraordinary times, filled with fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. For the past few months, media reporting has been constant, often interrupting regular programming with updates from politicians and medical experts. After weeks of closings, economic turmoil, historic unemployment, and extreme food insecurity, the country seemed on the verge of breathing out a collective sigh […]