The new Mental Health Ministries website is now “live!” Our web designer, Jenny Greene, has updated our website to make it easier to navigate and find the resources you need.
Mental Health Ministries is an interactive web based ministry to provide educational resources to help erase the stigma of mental illness in our faith communities. Our mission is to help faith communities be caring congregations for people living with a mental illness and those who love and care for them. Using the “Caring Congregations” five step model of education, commitment, welcome, support and advocacy, our user friendly media and print resources provide a “menu” of resources that can be adapted to the unique needs of each faith community. We have developed many resources in the past twelve years and the Resource section includes:
We also have an Inspiration section that includes Devotions, Prayers and Quotations.
You are encouraged to sign up to receive our periodic e-Spotlights that provide timely information and links to resources addressing spirituality and mental illness. While we are not able to provide referrals or information on programs in specific areas, we do encourage you to share what you are doing for our Models of Ministry or the Your Ideas section of the website.
We are excited our newly designed website and hope you will find it a helpful destination to quickly access resources as you work as individuals and faith communities to erase the stigma of mental illness.
Last year I suggested to Susan that perhaps we should update her website to freshen it up and bring it up to the current web standards, since it had been a number of years since I had designed the site when I first met her while studying at Princeton Theological Seminary. Susan enthusiastically agreed and I don't think either of us realized how long it would take!
During this past year as I designed and then researched how to enact various portions of the site. I also had a baby, which stalled the website considerably. Susan was very patient with me throughout it all. Both of us are so pleased with how the site refresher has turned out: the new look is pleasing and the functionality improved. As an added bonus, it is considerably easier for me to update the site now that the new standards are in place!
To see more of my design and illustration work, you can visit my website.
Grace and Peace,
Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder
Coordinator of Mental Health Ministries
6707 Monte Verde Dr.
San Diego, CA 92119