People with mental illness and their families will often come to a clergy person and Faith Community leaders first when symptoms of the illness strike. It is important for clergy
and leaders listen with compassion and to know when to refer people to mental health professionals rather than attempt to solve psychological problems themselves or dismiss
the problem. It is also important to know where in the community one can refer people for competent professional help and services. This can be done by forming relationships
with mental health professionals and agencies. And it is equally important to stay in touch with the person and/or their family after a referral as major mental illness can cause
a crisis of faith. People with mental illness and their families need the ongoing support of the Faith Community as well as professional help. The Faith Community can make a real
difference in people’s lives when it reaches out and continues to support individuals and families affected by this disease.
Up for grabs is the following book:
Open the Door and Soar!
SISTERCHICK(R) "n." a friend who shares the deepest wonders of your heart, loves you like a sister, and provides a reality check when you're being a brat.
Ready to spread your wings and really go places? No more flitting. No more dawdling. It's time to dig deep into God's boundless grace and "take flight"!
Maybe you're stuck in a quiet time gone dry. Or perhaps you're an early bird, eager to get the worm. For every Sisterchick seeking a fresh time with God, this devotional/ponder/prayer/excuse-to-gather-together book will send you soaring.
Straight from Robin's nest and Cindy's perch, you'll find a collection of insightful devotions, key Scripture verses, and wit 'n whimsy wisdom for the journey, along with Sisterchickin' suggestions, space to pen a peep or two from you, and more!
Grace...it bids me fly and gives me wings.
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