Mental Health

It is difficult to imagine that 50% of adults will experience mental illness in their lifetime. The commitment of Saddleback Church to people living with mental illness greatly increased on April 5, 2013 when Pastor Rick and Kay’s youngest son, Matthew, took his life after a lifelong struggle with mental illness. In the midst of the devastating loss of Matthew, Pastor Rick and Kay along with the Saddleback community, have united together to journey alongside people living with mental illness and their families in a holistic way. 

Mental illness is real, common, and treatable. Click on the words below to find practical resources including videos, support groups, statistics, tools, downloads, and shareables. You are not alone and there is hope for mental health.


*The information contained on this website is drawn from a variety of sources about mental illness; however it is not a comprehensive study and the information is not intended to be used as a diagnostic tool.  Through this website you are able to link to other websites - each website is independently operated and is responsible for the information contained on their site.  We cannot endorse everything contained on the individual sites, but we hope the information will be useful.

Mental Health Awareness Month 2017


If you missed the daily postings in the month of May, click below to check out mental health resources including videos and encouraging Bible verses while exploring additional resources, websites, and support group locators.




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by Kay Warren


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Articles & Media

Who Pastors the Pastors? Even Ministers Suffer from Suicidal Thoughts

Apr 21, 2017

My cousin’s trembling voice uttered the unthinkable. “Kay, I need to let you know that Wayne took his life this morning.” My knees collapsed under me. “No! How can this be? What happened? Why? What was wrong with...

Most Influential 2016: Kay Warren Channeled Her Grief into a Drive to Help Those with Mental Illness

Dec 23, 2016

Role: Advocate for mental health awareness and outreach. Bio: When Kay Warren’s son Matthew Warren ended his life by handgun on April 5, 2013, it was the hardest day of her life. Warren and her husband, Rick Warren...

Statement by Dr. Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church Regarding the Senate Passing of The 21st Century Cures Act

Dec 8, 2016

Dr. Rick and Kay Warren, co-founders of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, today made the following statement regarding the Senate's passing of The 21st Century Cures Act: "Mental health is a deeply personal...

Rick Warren on World Mental Health Day: Without Jesus, Family Never Would Have Made It Through Son's Suicide

Oct 10, 2016

Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California spoke about the "absolute worst day" of his life when his son, Matthew, died by suicide on April 5, 2013, and emphasized that without the hope of Jesus Christ, he and his wife, Kay, would...