7 Blogs tagged as Mental Health
Like many, we have a 'junk drawer' in the kitchen that acts as a catch-all for stuff we don't know where to put elsewhere. Every once in a while, it becomes overwhelming. Last night was one such instance.
One in four American adults are living with a diagnosable mental illness in a given year, but many of them are afraid to reach out for the help they need. â€œA New State of Mindâ€ features just a few of the millions of Californians who are refusing to stay silent while untreated mental illness takes an unnecessary toll on our families and communities. Their stories of hope, resilience and recovery will change the way you think about mental illness.
We are thrilled to be mentioned in the fact sheet from the White House regarding President Obama's remarks at the at the National Conference on Mental Health. We have recently confirmed with White House staff our commitment to increase awareness of how parishes can address mental health in our communities. Look for more to come soon!
From Amy Richter's keynote address at the recent NEHM conference: [T]he lens through which I want to approach this topic is looking at Jesus. But I need to start by saying something out loud that we all to some extent already know: that in many of the ways that we think of balance, Jesus is a terrible role model. If balance, as commonly conceived, is about moderation--the right amount of being and doing, of giving and receiving, of busyness and rest, of time together and time apart--for sustainability and self-preservation, then Jesus is a really bad example.
by The Rev. 'Bean' Murray | comments
The Rev. 'Bean' Murray, coordinator of Episcopal Mental Illness Network, reminds us that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This is a good opportunity to remember that all of our congregations have members facing mental illness issues whether they have a diagnosed disorder, have a family member with a disorder, or are a caregiver.