For some of us, our New Year’s Resolutions have already faded in the rear view mirror. As we look ahead, it may be appropriate to resolve to BE THE CHURCH this year when it comes to Mental Health and Mental Illness. Please give some thought to actually conducting Celebrations of Mental Health in your community of faith and within God’s community of amazing grace and care.
May is Mental Health Month. Now is a great time to begin planning!
As a starting point ... don’t go it alone! A ministry needs both champions and companions. Try inviting two people who can support and encourage each other in initiating Mental Health Celebrations. Have them personally recruit others who may have interest in this area and consider inviting all who are interested to participate. It’s often surprising to discover the gifts, perspectives, and experience present in our congregations.
Watch for more suggestions to continue planning for Mental Health Month and practical ways your congregation can support mental health ministry.
Don’t forget to end your day with the evening verse from today’s lectionary.