Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Para obtener asistencia en español, llame al 1-888-628-9454.
Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership
The Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership is a collaboration between psychiatrists and clergy aimed at fostering a dialogue between two fields, reducing stigma, and accounting for medical and spiritual dimensions as people seek care. The partnership provides an opportunity for psychiatrists and the mental health community to learn from spiritual leaders, to whom people often turn in times of mental distress.
Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders
This guide provides information to help faith leaders work with members of their congregations and their families who are facing mental health challenges.
National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI)
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. NAMI: Ending the Silence is a free classroom presentation for middle school and high school students to help raise awareness and change perceptions around mental health conditions.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network:
This toolkit from NCTSN contains practical information for educators, parents and caregivers to support students from preschool to high school in the areas of psychological and behavioral trauma and traumatic grief. NCTSN_ChildTraumaToolkitForEducators
Quick Reference Guide
View the quick reference on Mental Health for Faith Leaders, a companion to the Guide. Copyright ©2015 American Psychiatric Association Foundation. All rights reserved.
Why People with Mental Illness Belong in Our Church Family
Also, the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Mental Health Ministry is an excellent source for additional resources.
Student safety is our top priority and we encourage families to be very mindful of the social media dimensions that can impact our students’ mental health.
What you can do
- Engage in conversations about safe technology use with your family
- Children should never respond to unidentified messages on social media and parents should advise their children to never share personal data, photographs or phone numbers on the internet.
- Consider age appropriateness for children’s use of technology, time spent on social media and overall reminders of family expectations for making good choices. Here are some resources:
Report concerning behavior
- Visit with your family’s medical team
- 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Line: (866) 427-4747