Discern and care for The Church's "invisible epidemic" of mental health ..".the Black Church is still lagging behind when it comes to mental health support. This is a brilliant piece of work withpromise to provide help and facilitate healing for African-Americans and the community-at-large." Jameisha (Meisha) Brown, PhD(c), M.S., CHES, Health Minister
Mental health is rarely spoken of in African-American congregations. It's often whispered about during prayer circles or kept behind a counselor's closed door. For many pastors, grappling with the topic from the pulpit is either unthinkable or unnecessary.
Struggling with mental health still holds a stigma of shame for believers--one that can keep you from admitting a problem even exists while your life falls apart.
With scenarios drawn from community stories and Biblical examples alike, Dr. Bill Reese applies wisdom and compassion to tackle the complex issues of emotional and mental wellness in the context of the church.
The church can be a safe place for those seeking mental health solutions--starting today