Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Children and Adults with ADHD, Anxiety, Mood Disorders, and Other Common Mental Health Conditions

by Stephen Grcevich MD. Zondervan, February 6, 2018.


This book presents a simple, flexible model for mental health inclusion ministry for implementation by churches of all sizes, denominations, and organizational styles.


seven barriers to church attendance and assimilation resulting from mental illness; seven inclusion strategies; overcoming stigma, anxiety, executive processing differences, social communication challenges, social isolation, and past church experiences

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and persons interested in promoting the spiritual growth of loved ones


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Understand and utilize the seven broad inclusion strategies in your congregation
  • Learn how to enhance the spiritual growth of individuals confronting mental illness

About the Contributor

Karen Goley

Karen Goley uses her resource knowledge and relational style to work closely with congregations as a resource consultant and behind the scenes with our robust database of resources and doing project work.  Prior to joining the Center, Karen spent over fifteen years in the human resources field, serving nonprofit and financial services organizations in the Indianapolis area and the suburbs of Chicago.

With faith as her foundation, Karen enjoys spending quality time with her family and is a very proud Purdue University alum.  Having earned a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Supervision, Karen put her pride on full display by naming the family pup Mackey- after Purdue basketball’s Mackey Arena.  Boiler Up!

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