Congregational Resource Guide
Finding the right resources for your congregation
Inviting a mental health expert or a person in recovery to speak can present uncertainties. What is their position on mental illness and faith? What will they say? Are they an engaging discussion facilitator or presenter? Simply by previewing the episodes of the Healthy Minds PBS television series, program planners can choose the most appropriate topic and qualified speaker for the group. Hopeful stories from people living well and overcoming mental illnesses combine with leading researchers and mental health professionals who report on recent research and treatment practices. This series provides excellent opportunities for public education, stigma reduction and raising awareness. Healthy Minds is available in many cities on local PBS stations and online. The 30 minute programs provide stimulating, relevant topics for teen and adult small group discussion.