Comfort My People: Mental Health in Healthy Congregations

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In October 2019, the Presbytery of St. Augustine received a $10,000 grant from the Presbyterian Mental Health Network to fund a 12-month initiative called “Comfort My People: Mental Health in Healthy Congregations.” While that grant initiative has been completed there are still wonderful resources to use!

Susan Lee, LCSW, a member of Highlands United Presbyterian Church, served as a consultant/coach with congregations in our presbytery.  This initiative focused on three areas:

  • To expand mental health awareness, understanding of mental issues and advocacy for mental health services.
  • To eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness, and especially serious mental illnesses.
  • To become more welcoming, inclusive and supportive faith communities for people living with mental health challenges.

Tools 2 Thrive Fact Sheets (PDF files)

These Fact Sheets and related worksheets are part of the Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Month educational campaign in 2021. Visit https://mhanational.org/mental-health-month for more information and mental health screening tools.


Mental Health Month Resources from PC(USA) Mental Health Ministry (General and COVID-19 Specific)


Mental Health America – b4Stage4 Philosophy


“Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.” Isaiah 40: 1