Carole Wills

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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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Church Health Reader
The quarterly Church Health Reader recognizes the challenge of maintaining spiritual,...
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Anabaptist Disabilities Network
This organization provides online and print resources for those with disabilities and mental...
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Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness and Their Families
Designed for clergy and lay caregivers, this resource takes an interdisciplinary approach to...
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Delight in Disorder: Ministry, Madness, Mission
This resource reveals one pastor's journey with bipolar illness in a manner that sheds hope...
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
This organization offers free mental health courses, support programs, and resources for...
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Comfort My People - A Policy Statement on Serious Mental Illness with Study Guide
Written by the Advisory Committee on Social Witness of the Presbyterian Church, this study...
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Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness
This resource balances medical information and scriptural insights to help congregations...
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"Bleak picture" for Mentally Ill: 80% are Jobless
This news article is part of a series that explores the state of the mentally ill in America. ...
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Pathways to Promise
This organization promotes faith-based ministries for people with mental illnesses and their...
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Jesus Wept: When Faith & Depression Meet
This resource uses real-life stories to shed light on the harmful assumptions surrounding...
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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...
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Anatomy of the Soul: Surprising Connections between Neuroscience and Spiritual Practices that Can...
This book explores neuroscience and faith from the perspective of a Christian psychiatrist.
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Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission
This resource challenges, today's Christian church to take seriously Jesus' teachings about...
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Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets
Based off the authors' experience as street chaplains in Seattle, this resource challenges...
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Wrestling with Our Inner Angels: Faith, Mental Illness, and the Journey to Wholeness
This book explores the link between spirituality and mental health recovery.
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Fresh Hope: Living Well in Spite of a Mental Health Diagnosis
This workbook details a support group model for those diagnosed with bipolar disorder,...
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Risking Connection in Faith Communities: A Training Curriculum for Faith Leaders Supporting...
This training curriculum looks at the spiritual and psychological effects of trauma to help...
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Being Well When We're Ill: Wholeness and Hope in Spite of Infirmity
This book examines issues that arise for many who live with long-term illness.
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Interfaith Network on Mental Illness
This organization provides resources for increasing awareness and understanding of mental...
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Mental Health Grace Alliance
This organization provides support groups, access to affordable recovery care, resources for...
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Mental Health Ministries
This organization provides resources to help congregations become more caring and supportive...
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Mental Health: A Guide for Faith Leaders
This web resource offers a professional yet succinct overview of mental health issues,...
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Ascent121
This organization addresses domestic human trafficking through clinical services, aftercare,...
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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...
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Bipolar Faith: A Black Woman's Journey with Depression & Faith
Based off the author's experience living with depression and bipolar disorder, her story...
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Faith.Hope.Life. Initiative
Faith.Hope.Life. is a suicide prevention web resource for all faith traditions, equipping them...
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Trauma Addiction: Safety and Stabilization for the Addicted Survivor of Trauma
Written by a licensed mental health counselor, this article outlines treatment options, tools...
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GriefShare
This organization provides grief support groups and divorce support groups with videos and...
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Healthy Minds
This series of 30-minute videos provides stimulating and relevant topics related to mental...
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Institute for Collective Trauma and Growth
This organization offers trauma education, advising, and coaching for congregations navigating...
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A New State of Mind - Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness
This hour-long documentary details the stories of everyday people while breaking through the...
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Mental Health & The Church
Celebrate Recovery, developed by John Baker, Saddleback Minister of Celebrate Recovery, is now...
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Study Finds Unique Positive Mental Health Factors for Clergy
This research article reveals factors unique to clergy positive mental health and how these...
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Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
This resource shares unconventional wisdom about spirituality and human behavior, looking...
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Fifteen Steps Out of Darkness: The Way of the Cross for People on the Journey of Mental Illness
This collection of 15 stories from a community health organization in Maryland describes...
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Increasing Wholeness: Jewish Wisdom and Guided Meditations to Strengthen and Calm Body, Heart,...
This book draws on Jewish wisdom and psychology to help readers achieve inner wholeness.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
This organization provides mental health resources to support people with addiction and mental...
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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
This organization provides a free suicide prevention lifeline that offers support for those in...
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Spirituality, Neuroplasticity and Personal Growth
This web resource, by Christian psychiatrist and author Curt Thompson, provides a YouTube...
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