Mental Health Resources for Faith Community Leaders, Staff and Members

Resources for Clergy/Faith Community Leaders

NEW! Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders — Download this free guide published by the Mental Health and Faith Community Partnership, a joint project between the American Psychiatric Association and a team of faith leaders gathered by the American Association of People with Disabilities. An indispensable resource for faith community leaders and staff. Also see the 2-page Quick Reference Guide on Mental Health for Faith leaders.

Videos designed specifically for faith community leaders

10 Things Faith Community Leaders Can Do to Make the World a Better Place for People with Mental Illnesses (pdf file)
Mental Health Information for Ministers, a summary complied by Rev. Barbara F. Meyers, Mental Health Community Minister, Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Fremont, Calif.

Resources for Congregations

Worship Resources

Interfaith Organizations

  • Mental Health Ministries provides educational resources to help erase the stigma of mental illness in our faith communities.
  • NAMI FaithNet is a network of NAMI members and friends dedicated to promoting caring faith communities and promoting the role of faith in recovery for individuals and families affected by mental illness.
  • Pathways to Promise offers technical assistance and resources to faith communities, including liturgical and educational materials, program models and networking information to promote a caring ministry with people with mental illness and their families. These resources can be used by people at all levels of faith group structures from local congregations to regional and national staff.