mental health resources

Mental health is an important aspect of our life as female Christian leaders. In light of that, it’s my goal to provide you with a variety of resources that may be helpful for you as you take care of your own mental health, as well as leading others.

I’ve compiled several of the mental health resources that I’ve come across and/or that have been recommended by guests on my podcast and put them here in one place for you.

Looking for resources for other aspects of your life? Click the links below for my other resource pages:

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Free Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Podcast Episodes – In May 2020, we ran a series on Mental Health on the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast. In addition, we have at least one other episode that addresses this important topic.

Churches that Heal by Dr. Henry Cloud – Website dedicated to helping churches become a place of healing and equipping churches for dealing with mental health issues.

Trauma Informed Churches – From their website: “Our mission is to equip churches to enable traumatized children to feel safe and be understood in churches. We seek to inform, educate and equip churches as they support families with traumatized children.”

Hope Made Strong – Hope Made Strong equips leaders with mental health resources to build resilience and provide hope and strength for themselves and the church.

Crisis Lines:

Pastoral Care Line: 1-844-PASTOR1 for pastors and their wives.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.

Crisis text line: Text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor

Digital & Virtual Resources

Finding Hope in Helping

Finding Hope in Helping - Course from Laura Howe

Laura Howe’s course, Finding Hope in Helping, is meant to help you go from drained, worn-out and stretched beyond capacity to being equipped to negotiate the complex demands and care needs of your ministry. Laura shared a coupon code for you when she was on the podcast on episode 81. You can use CWLP for 20% off the course!

Faithful Counseling

I’ve partnered with Faithful Counseling to be able to offer you a resource for your mental health needs. Faithful Counseling is a solution for people seeking traditional mental health counseling who would prefer hearing from the perspective of a Christian.

If you are seeking a mental health professional who is a practicing Christian, Faithful Counseling may be a great option for you. This is a virtual service so you can access the counseling via phone, video chat, or messaging.

I have tried out this service myself to make sure that it’s something I would want to recommend. I will mention that I did have to try a couple different counselors to find one that matched my needs. However, I have found the service easy to use and beneficial, and a great option (especially right now where you may have less access to in-person counseling).

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