My ministry began when my son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. Over the past year I have learned that our country and our faith community have failed to minister to the needs of this specific demographic of people. Alongside those that live with serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar and schizoaffective disorders there are caregivers who … Continue reading Healthy Mind Ministry Vision Video
On December 6, 2017 my family made a fateful decision to call 911 and seek help for my son. He had become suicidal and was hurting himself. At the time, he had spiraled into a state of psychosis, something our family had never experienced before. He had decompensated into a false reality of conspiracy theories, … Continue reading We Need Less Mental Health Awareness & More Serious Mental Illness Action
There are two facts you can take absolute comfort in. Fact number one, you are never alone. God is always with you, and if you are a child of God, He is inside you experiencing these feelings first hand. He is always there. And fact number two, He understands completely. Jesus Christ humbled Himself by coming to earth and putting on this flesh suit so that he could experience being in the flesh first hand. Why? So that we could have a High Priest who not only had sympathy for us, BUT even deeper, He has something even more powerful - empathy. He literally strapped on our earthly shoes and walked a mile in them. He knows what we are going through. He knows what emotional pain feels like. He didn't have to do that, but he did...because He loves us and desired to understand us with actual empathy.
Many of us wake up every day and thank God for the healthy body he has given us. Many of us do not even think about the fact that we have been blessed with a sound mind as well. We often take this very important point of wellness for granted. For over 10 million people … Continue reading Empathy For Those With A Mental Illness
Below you will find several books written from a Christian faith perspective on the subject of mental health. I recommend each and every one of these books. Some deal with personal issues and other deal with ministerial roles and their responsibilities to the congregation. Every book is well written, faith-based, and will help you understand … Continue reading Christian Mental Health Books
In a recent letter to all of my state representatives I have expressed my outrage over the outdated and absolutely discriminatory exclusion in the Medicaid/Medicare system that has REFUSED to properly treat those with severe psychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar 1 for over 50 years. New legislation has been introduced to gently ease the … Continue reading The Institutes of Mental Disease (IMD) Exclusion Is Absolutely Discriminatory
Recently I signed up for a Mental Health First Aid Course that was put on by the Washington County Behavioral Board in Marietta, Ohio. I was very excited to attend this course. It is a free 8 hour class that educates you to the basic procedures you should employ to respond to common mental health … Continue reading Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Review : From A Parent’s Perspective Who Cares For A Child With A Serious Mental Illness
Is God calling you to start a mental health ministry? I want to offer you free advice and mentoring in this particular ministry to help you bring the love, hope, and strength of Jesus Christ to those who live with mental illnesses in our congregations and communities.
Healthy Mind Ministry Hebrews 13:3 "Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering." Isaiah 61:1 "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. … Continue reading Reaching The 10 Million Forgotten Souls…
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