Fireflies carry within their tiny insect bodies, the ability to ‘be light’ in a dark world. It is the prayer of my heart that we, too, as children of God – Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer of all that is light – learn to ‘be light’ in a dark world. The Church is a common first point of contact for struggling individuals or families. We need to do this better.
I’ve included some of my favourite perspectives here as well as some good basic mental health information in this PDF from a recent Parent Summit 2015 organized by Saddleback Church. Click here to download: 15755-the+parent+summit+resource+packet+2015
For Churches who wish to become “Firefly Churches” download the PDF here for ideas: Firefly Churches 2015
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Churches will find a link below to subscribe to the YouTube Channel “Mental Health & the Church”. It’s a free resource put together by the Saddleback Church team following the tragic death of Rick and Kay Warren’s son. It’s a great resource of videos, trainings, and ongoing supports to better equip the Church to deal with mental health.
Additional support for Churches: