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.
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Mental Health First Aid
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.
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Kay's Blog | Sitting on the Edge of Hell
In the last 5 years, hundreds of people have asked me how to help their loved one – particularly an adolescent or young adult child – who is living with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorder...