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 at that time, 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 were part of the Mental Health Association’s Mental Health Month educational campaign in 2021. Visit 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