The Moravian Resource for Mental and Brain Health purpose is to provide education on mental and brain health for congregations and their pastors, working toward issues and needs being addressed openly and comfortably.
The goal is to be a resource for all congregations of the Moravian Church, Southern Province by supplying and coordinating:
- Printed and Online Resources
- (local/national; emergency procedures/program models)
- Professional and Lay Contacts
Mental Health Facts Sheets (from NAMI)
Mental Health Resources
Compassion in Action: A Guide for Faith Communities Serving People Experiencing Mental Illness and Their Caregivers
Winston-Salem, NC Resources
Mental Health Organization Websites
State and Local Organizations
Location and contact information for Mental Health America Affiliates for Southern Province Moravian Churches outside of North Carolina.
NAMI is a grassroots organization with national, state, and local affiliates. The organization has programs for both the families as well as the persons suffering with a mental illness. At the local level, it is volunteer-ran and is dependent on volunteers to run the various programs that are offered.
Organization that works to improve the quality of life for the citizens of Forsyth County, NC with mental illness through advocacy, education and support services.
Medical organization with approximately 900 psychiatric physician members that promote the highest quality care for NC residents with mental illness, including substance use disorders.
Coordinates statewide resources and provides services to reduce the negative impact of substance abuse and mental illness on NC’s individuals, families, and communities.
Provides information about suicide, support for survivors of suicide, prevention, research, and more.
National organization dedicated to reducing the stigma of mental illness for persons and their families affected by severe and persistent mental illness.
Component of the National Institutes of Health charged with generating the knowledge needed to understand, treat and prevent mental illness.
Mental Health America (MHA)
National organization dedicated to the promotion and prevention of mental health, substance abuse conditions and the achievement of victory over mental illness through advocacy, education, research and services.
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 SAMHSA mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on American communities.
Mental Health Articles
How Christian Theology and Practice are Being Shaped by Trauma Studies
Why be a “Trauma-Informed Ministry?”
Mental Health Curriculum
Building a Trauma-Informed Ministry (8-Week Sunday School Curriculum)
Family: It’s Complicated (A Bible study of adverse childhood experience in Genesis)
Moravian CCD Resource Center (Click to view the many resources on mental health that can be borrowed from The Resource Center.)