Church Health Reader
The quarterly Church Health Reader recognizes the challenge of maintaining spiritual, emotional, physical and social well-being in a world of stress, violence, confusing value systems and social turmoil and offers practical, timely instruction and helpful options.
Wounded Warrior, Wounded Home: Hope and Healing for Families Living with PTSD and TBI
Written by the wife of a wounded Navy Seal veteran, this resource weaves the author's experience with 25 other spouses to help military families address the challenges of post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders
This web resource offers a professional yet succinct overview of mental health issues, written in lay language, and summarizes the basics about common mental illnesses, suicide, diagnosis, treatment, the connection between mental and physical conditions, recovery, wellness and building resilience while also addressing the many ways in which faith leaders can provide support for people with mental illnesses.
Is Your Congregation a Clergy Killer? How Church-goers Matter to the Mental Health of Pastors
This web resource includes a study of 1,500 ministers in the Duke Clergy Health Initiative Longitudinal Survey which revealed that 28 percent of ministers said "they had at one time been forced to leave their jobs because of personal attacks and criticism from a small fraction of their congregations", and offers suggested ways church-goers could contribute to the health and well-being of their minister.
Faith.Hope.Life. is a suicide prevention web resource for all faith traditions, equipping them to focus one day or Sabbath each year on values common to most faith traditions: hope, community, reasons to live, the value of life and support. The website addresses challenging questions, support and how to respond to someone who may be suicidal.
Spirituality, Neuroplasticity and Personal Growth
This web resource, by Christian psychiatrist and author Curt Thompson, provides a YouTube lecture "Spirituality, Neuroplasticity and Personal Growth" which instructs the audience to explore relational and psychological problem solving from the perspective of recent findings in neuroscience.