Mental Health Resources


Understanding mental health is so important - whether experiencing it firsthand or supporting someone you know. Below is some helpful information on several issues - The information includes: definitions, how to identify problems, Biblical instruction, treatment options, and ways to find more information.

Anxiety

Anxiety is defined as nervousness or fear about what might happen. Most people experience anxiety from time to time, and this is not typically problematic. However, for some people, it can be.

Boundaries

Boundaries tell us where we begin and where we end; they help us understand what belongs to us, and what belongs to someone else. Boundaries exist in all relationships, whether in friendship, romance, work, or family.

Counselling - Is it Time?

Professional counselling services are often viewed with mystery. Perhaps images of reclining on a couch and talking may come to mind. The truth is a little different. Counselling is meant to be a safe place where people can speak about their issues and explore possible solutions.

Depression

Depression is more than just feeling sad. It can be a serious condition that negatively impacts someone's life. Depression comes in different forms, some being lifelong and persistent, and others tied to specific times.

Grief

Feelings of sadness can be produced through the loss of a loved one through death, the breakup of a significant relationship, the loss of a job or a dream, illness, or even graduating from school. Grief is a natural response but can be expressed differently from person to person.

Self-Harm

A common belief is that self-harm is an attempt at suicide, but this is typically not the case. Self-harm behaviours can sometimes be dismissed as attention-seeking without recognizing the pain that the person is going through.

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is often a response to stressful life situations and used as a method to cope. Watching friends or family engage in destructive behaviour can be painful and scary. Substance use is a slippery slope.

Mental Health Guide For Pastors

A step-by-step guide to direct Pastors in determining the next steps for assisting those who reach out to them for help.