Practical Ministry Skills
Mental Illness
Minister to the mentally ill.
Store Code: PS121
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"According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about one in four adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. And serious mental illness affects 6 percent of the population, or 1 in 17 adults. What does it mean to pastor people through this challenging, often highly stigmatized, disease?

This 22-page resource offers wisdom from those who have walked the path and tips on how to minister to the mentally ill.

NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting."

This Resource contains all of the following:

Destigmatizing Mental Illness
How does your church think about and minister to those suffering from mental illness?

Creating a Culture of Opennness
Ways your church can help the mentally ill.

Members on Meds (free sample)
Pastoring people on medication for mental illness.

Probing Questions
Necessary questions to ask when counseling someone with mental illness.

Bipolar Priest
Reflections on mental illness from a pastor who lives it.

Principles of Ministry to the Depressed
Serve the depressed by following these strategies and knowing your limitations.

Visitation Checklist
How to conduct a visit that helps and encourages.

Making Effective Referrals
Answering three common questions.

When to Refer
A checklist for what situations require referral.

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Topics:Depression, Health, Spiritual Warfare, Visitation
Filters:Counseling, Pastor, Pastoral care
References:Galatians 6:2, Colossians 3:12-14, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Psalm 34:17-20
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felix perez-alvarez

April 03, 2014  6:18pm

it is possible yours have some material for group spanish

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Deb Ottenmiller

June 01, 2012  6:37am

This has got to be one of the best, practical offerings that I have downloaded from BCL. Mental illness is an avoided subject much of the time, in any setting..and as one who works with people all the time, I for one appreciate some of the skills training and affirmation enclosed in this packet. thank you.

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