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"Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28

Strength for Today
A zoom forum focused on mental wellness during the pandemic 

May 27  •  Dr. Terry Parsons, Dr. April Johnson Bristow, and Dr. Clayton Oliphint  •  Watch Replay (Use password: 5F!6O?58)

June 28  •  Amy McCloskey, Dr. April Johnson Bristow, and Dr. Josh Fitzpatrick  •  Watch Replay (no password)

Points of Light Ministry

The mission of Points of Light Ministry is to:
  •  Educate the church and community on mental health issues, depression, and suicide prevention.
  •  Make the church a safe place to discuss mental health issues by bringing awareness and reducing stigmas.
  •  Offer resources for those who struggle with depression as well as their loved ones, and provide support for survivors of suicide.

Contact for groups, programs, and resources: Terri Hartman, terri1913@gmail.com, 214.797.3511

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty

Please take time to take care of your mental health and put yourself first. You are not alone. Read and practice Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty from AFSP.org.

Grant Halliburton Foundation's team of mental health professionals and educators has created resources for adults, youth, and families including: 
  •  2- to 5-minute video lessons for youth (coping with stress, supporting peers, mindfulness), 
  •  2- to 5-minute video lessons for adults (recognizing mental health crisis, talking to teens, cabin fever, stress),
  •  articles,
  •  helplines, and
  •  pandemic-related information, all addressing issues related to the pressures and stresses created by changes in lifestyle and circumstances due to COVID-19. Visit www.GrantHalliburton.org/pandemicresources.  

Grant Halliburton Foundation's mental health help line - 972.525.8181 - helps people find care for mental health and addiction conditions Monday - Friday, 10 am - 6 pm. Mental Health Navigators are trained to identify appropriate resources and options, as well as provide encouragement and emotional support.

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Talk Saves Lives

This community-based presentation is suitable for adult Sunday school classes and small groups. It covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk and warning signs of suicide, and how together, we can help prevent it. Learn More

Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

We believe God is all knowing and loves unconditionally. God cares about you, does not judge you based on your mental health, does not condemn you because of your illness or suicidal thoughts/attempts. God knows your suffering and your pain, walks with you on your journey through this darkness, even if you can’t feel God’s presence.

What should I do If I am considering suicide or harming myself? 

  •  Call National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1.800.273.8255, toll-free and available 24/7, or TTY 1.800.799.4889. All calls are confidential.
  •  Visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org .
  •  Text HOME to 741741 in the US to reach the Crisis Text Line, a free, confidential resource available 24/7.  A trained crisis counselor will respond to you with support and information.

People of faith struggle with Depression, too! What can I do?

ACE - Ask. Care. Embrace. Identify Risk. Prevent Suicide. The Columbia Lighthouse Project  LEARN MORE
How to Save a Life
- Know what to look for. Know what to do. Know where to get help. LEARN MORE 
Mental Health Resources for Texans from the Grant Halliburton Foundation LEARN MORE
Risk Factors and Warning Signs - Talk, Behavior, Mood. LEARN MORE 
Columbia Lighthouse Project - Six easy to ask questions to assess risk of suicide LEARN MORE   
Now Matters Now - Online skills training videos to help teach emotional regulation LEARN MORE   
Facebook Group - NTX Survivors of Suicide Loss LINK 

Additional Resources for Parents and Families

Some Things You Should Know About Preventing Teen Suicide - LEARN MORE 
Ten Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Suicide - LEARN MORE 
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - WEBSITE

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