Faith Based Communities
Help is available! Find easy access to mental health and suicide prevention resources by using the links provided here.
If you or someone you care about is in crisis and needs immediate help, call the HELPline, a free crisis and suicide intervention hotline and referral service, at (951) 686-HELP(4357). The phone lines are answered by trained professionals available 24/7; the call is free and confidential. If emergency medical or psychiatric care is needed, call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room of the nearest hospital.
- Mental Health Ministries
This website provides educational resources to help erase the stigma of mental illness in faith communities and to help congregations become caring congregations for people living with a mental illness, as well as their families. The site includes printer-friendly media and print resources that can be adapted to the unique needs of each congregation.
- Mental Health Grace Alliance
Mental Health Grace Alliance West Coast is a Christian non-profit mental health recovery support organization serving the community and church through the implementation of support groups, educational trainings and mental health recovery resources within your local community. For information on support groups in your area or to participate in one of its mental health trainings, contact the organization at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- NAMI FaithNet
This site provides context and resources for NAMI’s outreach to faith communities, including a training curriculum, newsletter and materials for worship services related to overcoming the stigma of mental illness.
- Sabbaths of Hope: Faith Communities Responding to Depression (Mental Health America of the Heartland)
This kit helps faith communities respond to depression by enabling clergy, seminarians and other faith leaders to recognize signs and symptoms; offer more effective support to congregants and clergy suffering from depression; provide referral and linkage to treatment options; address stigma, discrimination, and other barriers to treatment; and promote holistic approaches to depression treatment.