Mental Health Awareness and the Church

by Joi Thomas. AFRO The Black Media Authority, 4/1/2022.


This article helps to identify the root causes of the mental health crisis in America, as well as steps forward that the church can take to address the issues.


an analysis of the current mental health crisis; steps forward for the African American church in the midst of the crisis

Recommended Audience

clergy and lay leaders in the African American church



Practical Applications

  • Use this article to gain a better understanding of the depth of the current mental health crisis.
  • Be reminded of the impact of COVID on the mental health of people and how it continues to have lingering impacts yet today.
  • Become inspired to develop a vision for the role the church can play aiding the mental health crisis by learning how one minister identified and responded to the need within his community.

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