It is difficult to imagine that 50% of adults will experience mental illness in their lifetime. The commitment of Saddleback Church to people 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 with mental illness and their families in a holistic way. Mental illness is real, common, and treatable. You are not alone and there is hope for mental health.
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