The Presbytery of St. Augustine has received a grant from the PC(USA) that will begin in November 2019. We will release more details in the coming weeks but here is a snapshot of our grant proposal.
Our initiative is called, Comfort My People: Mental Health in Healthy Congregations
Susan Lee, LCSW, a member of Highlands United Presbyterian Church, will serve as our consultant/coach in this presbytery-wide initiative to educate, equip and empower churches to reach out to and with people living with mental health conditions and their loved ones.
Our goal is to include as many of our 58 congregations as possible during our Year of Unity and Diversity:
- To expand mental health awareness, understanding of mental health issues and advocacy for mental health services.
- To eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness, especially serious mental illnesses.
- To become more welcoming, inclusive and supportive faith communities for people living with mental health conditions.
For more information, or if you would like to become involved in this ministry, please contact: Chris Lieberman, Relationship Coordination Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the PC(USA) Mental Health Ministry, including downloadable educational resources, visit: www.pcusa.org/mentalhealth
Photo from the PC(USA) Mental Health Ministry website.