LIFE RECOVERY MINISTRIES
We have launched a public awareness campaign entitled Let’s Talk…Mental Health. This prevention program will target the faith community as a whole (including congregants and the general community) to increase the awareness and understanding of mental health/addiction in the faith community and to address societal stigma surrounding the illness. Let’s Talk…Mental Health will focus on breaking down the “wall of silence” between the faith community and people with mental illness and substance use disorders. We aim to identify and respond to misconceptions and negative attitudes related to mental illness and substance use disorders. We will raise awareness on the importance of reducing the stigma of mental illness, addiction and other risk factors including chronically high-stress family environments.
Ultimately, we aim to shape, form, and educate caring congregations to welcome and support persons and families affected by mental health and substance use disorders.