Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission

by Amy Simpson. InterVarsity Press, 2013.


This resource challenges, today's Christian church to take seriously Jesus' teachings about serving the poor and alienated, especially those with mental illnesses.


examples of the impact of mental illness on individuals and families, the response of faith communities, successful health ministry programs

Recommended Audience

clergy, education classes, health ministry and social witness team


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Be inspired by stories of successful health ministry programs and stories of those who live well despite their illness.
  • Reflect on your congregation's response to mental illness and identify ways to better support individuals and families by sharing this resource with clergy and lay 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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