& The Church Websites
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Toolkit provides information to help faith leaders work with members of their congregations and their families who are facing mental health challenges. Their Quick Reference Guide is a two-page resource that highlights statistics on mental illness, observable signs that someone has a mental illness, communication strategies with someone struggling with mental illness, as well as items for immediate concern to make a referral to a mental health professional.
Faith.Hope.Life. is an initiative of the Faith Communities Task Force of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. This campaign is an opportunity for every faith community in the United States, regardless of creed, to focus on one Sabbath each year on the characteristics common to most faiths that also help prevent suicides.
MentalHealth.gov for Faith and Community Leaders translates and connects SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) resources for faith and community leaders, including a page that goes over mental health facts and myths.
SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) provides community conversations about mental health including briefs, guides, and other resources designed to help people promote mental health awareness as well as access to treatment and recovery services within their communities.
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.