Mental Health Ministries

Handouts and Flyers

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Sharing the Journey: A Plan for Mental Wellness Ministry

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Sharing the JourneyWellsprings is a helpful newsletter from Carole J. Wills, chair of the national NAMI FaithNet advisory committee. The fall newsletter included a helpful resources, Sharing the Journey. You can subscribe to this newsletter by emailing Carole at

Everyone Can Play a Role in the Conversation about Mental Health – SAMHSA Fact Sheet

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Possible Distinctions between Grief & DepressionA fact sheet developed by SAMHSA about how everyone can increase understanding and awareness of mental health.

Possible Distinctions Between Depressive Grief and Clinical Depression

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Possible Distinctions between Grief & DepressionA handout tool that allows you to compare and contrast traits of normal grief and clinical depression.

What You Need to Know About Mental Illness

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What You Need to Know About Mental Illness16 startling facts about mental illness.

Guidelines for Organizing a Successful Conference

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Guidelines for Organizing a Successful ConferenceSusan's guide to the steps required to put on a successful conference.

Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale

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Zung Self-Rating Depression ScaleThe Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale is a short self-administered survey to quantify the depressed status of a patient. There are 20 items on the scale that rate the four common characteristics of depression: the persuasive effect, the physiological equivalents, other disturbances, and psychomotor activities.

FICA: Personal Spiritual Assessment Tool

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FICA: Personal Spiritual Assessment ToolThis assessment tool takes into account faith and belief, importance and influence, community and address in care in order for individuals to take their own spiritual history.

Coping with a Loved One's Depression

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Coping with a Loved One's DepressionLessons learned about living with a spouse with depression.

Famous People and Mental Illness

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Famous People with Mental IllnessLearn about famous people who struggled with mental illness.

Faith Group Resolutions on Mental Illness

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Faith Group Resolutions on Mental IllnessStatements made by various faith groups regarding their theological stances on mental illness.