Comfort My People - A Policy Statement on Serious Mental Illness with Study Guide

The Office of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) , 2008.


Written by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness of the Presbyterian Church, this study guide details 16 practical recommendations for ministry to and with people living with serious mental illnesses.


16 practical church-wide recommendations, scripture, research, personal stories, historical examples of the need for ministry to and with people living with mental illnesses, resource lists, models of ministry, study guide, closing litany

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


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Practical Applications

  • Encourage clergy and lay leaders to seek additional information by sharing the resource list found in the conclusion.
  • Consider ways to implement the recommendations found in this resource by studying this guide in a small group of congregational leaders.

About the Contributor

Carole Wills

Carole Wills is a retired church musician and volunteer for NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was a mental health advocate, educator, community organizer, and affiliate leader at the national, state and local levels. Her NAMI FaithNet work focused on equipping faith communities and faith leaders to welcome, support and include people living with serious mental health conditions.

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