Hope for Mental Health Community

The Hope for Mental Health Community at Saddleback Church is a warm and welcoming place for individuals living with mental health challenges and their families to make new friends, learn from mental health professionals, and find meaningful community. Join us on the fourth Sunday of every month, from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Saddleback Church Lake Forest. For more information please contact


We have included videos below to previous Hope for Mental Health Community videos and downloads to help you host your own gathering.



 Teen Depression and Anxiety

April 28, 2024 

Presentation Notes  
April Twenhafel's Website
CHOC Pediatric Mental Health Services 



  A Personal Journey with Mental Health

March 23, 2024 

"All My Questions" by Bethany Barnard  
The International OCD Foundation



 How To Understand Our Experiences Of Anxiety

February 25, 2024 

OC Anxiety Center 



  A Conversation about Renewing Your Mind: Identifying Common Thinking Traps and False Beliefs with Dr. Matthew Stanford

January 28, 2024 

Hope and Healing Center 



  Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health

October 22, 2023 

Thru Health 



  Suicide Prevention Awareness

September 24, 2023 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 




  Autism Spectrum Disorder & ADHD: Trials & Triumphs

July 23, 2023 




  The Intersection of Mental Health and Recovery

June 25, 2023 

Celebrate Recovery 



  Choosing Faith in a World of Worry

May 28, 2023 

Presentation notes 

Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry by Amy Simpson



  Ending the War with Your Emotions

April 23, 2023 

presentation notes 
Dr. Anita Phillips' website



  Finding Community Through Support Groups

March 26, 2023 

Mental health grace alliance 
Mental Health Grace Alliance Support Groups



  Growing Emotionally and Spiritually Through the Enneagram

February 26, 2023 

presentation notes 
Soul shepherding 




  Christmas Celebration 2022

December 12, 2022 

  Holiday plan




  How to Manage Chronic Stress Through Breathwork

November 20, 2022 

  BREATH as prayer: Calm your anxiety, focus your mind, and renew your soul by Jennifer tucker






  EMDR as Trauma Therapy

August 28, 2022 

PowerPoint Slides
   Dr. Curtis C. Rouanzoin & Associates, Inc.




  Healing in the Most Wounded Places

July 24, 2022 

   Wendell Moss' Recommended resources
   The Allender center




  The Effects of Attachment Styles on Mental Health

June 26, 2022 

  Attachment styles and conflict Notes
  Love styles chart
  Soul words List 
  How we love



  Nurturing Mental Health Together

May 22, 2022 

  Be well oc




  Vision for the Mental Health Ministry at Saddleback Church

April 24, 2022 

  Saddleback church support groups








  Finding Peace in an Anxious World 

August 22, 2021 

Finding Quiet: My Journey to Peace in an Anxious World by Jamie grace
Jamie Grace's Website 







  Trauma, Faith, and Culture

April 25, 2021 

 in the light podcast
 dr. anita phillips' website




  Loss, Recovery, and Hope

March 28, 2021 

 Celebrate Recovery







"I'm Not Doing Well, But I'm Okay" 

January 24, 2021 

The Allender Center podcast
The Allender Center 




 Christmas Celebration 2020

December 17, 2020 

Holiday plan 




 Mental Health and Self-Care During the Holidays 

November 22, 2020 

Holiday plan 




 When God Seems Absent: Mental Health, Dementia, and Disability 

October 25, 2020 

Finding Jesus in the storm: The spiritual lives of christians with mental health challenges by Dr. john swinton 




 Spiritual Abuse and Racial Trauma 

September 27, 2020 

Kyle J. Howard's website 




 Back to School: Support for Families and Kids 

August 23, 2020 

Recommended resources 




Confronting Racism and Mental Health Disparities

June 28, 2020 


Be the bridge

Dr. Sidney Hankerson's website




Hidden Suffering: Trauma, Abuse, and Domestic Violence

May 24, 2020 


National Domestic Violence Hotline
Dr. Diane Langberg's Website



The Effects of Stress and Trauma on the Brain

April 26, 2020 


the neurosequential network 

Dr. Bruce D. Perry's Website 





How to Navigate a Mental Health Crisis 

February 23, 2020 



 How to navigate a mental health crisis resource packet





How to Use Your Mental Illness to Help Others

January 26, 2020 


powerpoint slides 




Christmas Celebration 2019

December 11, 2019 







How to Get Through the Holidays

November 24, 2019 







Sources of Strength for Suicide Prevention

September 29, 2019 


Powerpoint slides

Sources of strength



Borderline Personality Disorder

August 25, 2019 





Veterans, PTSD, and Suicide Prevention

July 28, 2019 


Mindfulness Wellness Tool VIDEO




Managing Depression and Anxiety 

April 28, 2019 


Powerpoint Slides

Improving Self-Talk WORKSHEET

Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorder

March 24, 2019 


Powerpoint Slides

Triggers Worksheet


How to Help a Loved One with Anosognosia

February 24, 2019 


Powerpoint slides

LEAP Institute

Relationships and Conflict Resolution

January 27, 2019 


Comfort Circle Guide

Love Styles Chart
  How we love


Christmas Celebration 2018

December 12, 2018 


Amaryllis Song Lyrics


How to Get Through the Holidays

November 25, 2018 


Holiday Plan

Bible Verses 

Hope for Mental Health Community


For more information, including how to start a Hope for Mental Health Community, please click the button below to download the brochure.