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MHA Programs and Services

ParentVoice

Family Support Specialists, also known as Family Partners, work closely with families who are navigating the education, child welfare, mental health, and juvenile justice systems.

Compeer

Compeer matches adults living with a mental health diagnosis with compassionate community volunteers who provide one-to-one supportive friendship and mentoring relationships to offset the social isolation and loneliness that can accompany mental illness.

Education

Programs to increase knowledge and awareness surrounding mental health risk factors, signs and symptoms, and ways to assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.

MHA National – Take Care of Your Spirit

How spirituality can help with physical and mental wellbeing.

Local Resources

Atrium Health’s Faith Community Health Ministry

Atrium Health’s Faith Community Health Ministry promotes better health through education, access to healthcare, and encouragement toward wellness and wholeness.

Living Waters, Inc.

A non-profit organization serving as an independent link to faith-based communities to collaborate and partner with public and private sectors.

National Resources

American Psychiatric Association

The Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership is a collaboration between psychiatrists and clergy aimed at fostering a dialogue between two fields, reducing stigma, and accounting for medical and spiritual dimensions as people seek care.

APA’s “Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders

This guide from the American Psychiatric Association provides information to help faith leaders work with members of their congregations and their families who are facing mental health challenges.

What Community and Faith Leaders Can Do

MentalHealth.gov information for faith and community leaders for addressing mental health issues.

SAMHSA Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Overview of the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (FBCI), a model for how effective partnerships can be created between federal programs and faith-based and community organizations.

Fresh Hope for Mental Health

Resources to help you establish a hope-filled mental health ministry.

Grace Alliance 

Christ-centered solutions to restore mental health into mental life.

My Quiet Cave

How to create space for faith and mental health in your church or community.

Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

Equips the Church to support mental health and wellbeing.

Pathways to Promise

An interfaith assistance and resource center that provides virtual and in-person support to faith, spiritual and non-spiritual communities

Key Ministry

Key Ministry promotes meaningful connection between churches and families of kids with disabilities for the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ

Celebrate Recovery

A Christ-Centered 12 Step Program.

Recommended Reading

Book recommendations covering faith-based mental health topics

Church Assistance Program (CAP) for Mental Health

Mental Health Ministries Book Recommendations

Six Books on Faith, Mental Health, and Disability

Troubled Minds:  Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission