May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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Reprinted from the The Faith Community Nurse Health Ministry Newsletter

The 3rd Sunday in May, UCC congregations are encouraged to provide information about the brain illnesses 1 in 5 adults experience at any given time. Identifying a Mental Health Sunday provides the venue to openly talk about brain illnesses and dispel the myths surrounding these disorders. In doing so we are reducing the stigma felt by those who are affected and helping them feel more understood and accepted by their faith community faith community.

On the UCC MHN website the following new materials for 2018 are available:
Liturgy for Mental Health Sunday 2018 (PDF)
Sermon idea from an African American perspective
Mental Health and the Hispanic Community resource
Litany for Mental Health Sunday from a minority perspective
'When Mental Illness Hits You" sermon
'Touch My Wounds" sermon

Materials from 2017 are also posted on that page.

Read the May issue of the Mind, Body, Spirit Newsletter for other activities to consider offering during this month or anytime during the year.
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