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RESOURCES If You Want to Learn More About Mental Health

Mental Health : https://www.mentalhealth.gov/

National Institute for Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/index.shtml

RESOURCES for Mental Health Ministry Exploration

2018 Annual Conference Session Handout: Our Churches Talking About Mental Health

2018 Annual Conference Session Handout: Welcoming and Removing the Stigma

Mental Health UMC: http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/faith-and-mental-health

Mental Health UMC Ministries: http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/ministries-in-mental-illness

Mental Health UMC Resources: https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/mental-health-worship-resources

Mental Health Resources for Faith Leaders (American Psychiatric Association): https://www.psychiatry.org/psychiatrists/cultural-competency/faith-community-partnership

Mental Health Ministries: http://mentalhealthministries.net/


Pathways to Promise Interfaith Cooperative: http://www.pathways2promise.org/intro/

SAMHSA Faith-based and Community Initiatives: https://www.samhsa.gov/faith-based-initiatives

Mental Health IA DHS: http://dhs.iowa.gov/mhds

IA Mental Health Advocacy: https://iamentalhealth.com

Conversations about Mental Health in Iowa UMC churches: https://www.iaumc.org/newsdetail/mental-health-first-aid-9438576

Mental Health & Suicide Legislation: https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2018/03/29/iowa-mental-health-bill-legislation-suicide-prevention-reynolds/467850002/

Mental Health Coalition Building 10-13-2018.pdf

One way churches can consider helping is in getting involved or leading a mental health community coalition. This presentation on Mental Health Coalition Building outlines the work done by Kim Wadding in several communities around Iowa. The task force is working to prepare this information for church use. Watch for it at annual conference.