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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Treatment locator

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Find information about mental health services and resources in your area.


Resources by Kay
by Kay Warren


HOPE Stones
by Kay Warren


Choose Joy Devotional
by Kay Warren


Be Inspirational

Share Hope

Articles & Media

The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church

Aug 17, 2015

I do believe that one of the great legacies of the Warrens will be how God used their pain, and they allowed God to do so, to help churches deal with mental health issues.

Top 20 Most-Read Christianity Articles of 2014

Dec 30, 2014

World Vision's reversal, Kay Warren on son's suicide, 33 Christian leaders under 33, and more.

Kay Warren Remembers Son Matthew on 'Survivors of Suicide Loss Day,' Says 'There Is Hope'

Nov 24, 2014

Kay Warren commemorated her late son Matthew on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day and encouraged others by noting that while suicide rate is high in the United States, there is hope because suicide is preventable.

Mental Illness, the Church, and a Helpful Resource

Nov 7, 2014

When it comes to mental illness and the church, Religion Link is a great resource to explore for more information.