We are working to explore and better understand our mental health and how to work to be a community that supports people in their challenges with mental health.  To aid in this, we have complied a list of resources found below:

 

If you missed hearing Cara Taylor speak about Mental Health, you can listen to her presentation here:

 

The resources are broken down in five categories:

1.  understanding mental health

2.  apps for improving mental health

3.  faith based resources

4.  additional web resources

5.  book suggestions
 
If you are currently struggling with a mental health crisis including suicidal thoughts or behaviour, and need immediate help, please call 911 or Mobile Crisis Intervention in Saskatoon at 306-933-6200
or go to an emergency room to receive the care you need.
 
If you are in need of non-emergency supports,
please contact Kari Elliott at 306-477-1234 ext. 133 or kari@ebap.ca for help.
Apps For Improving Your Mental Health: Apps can be downloaded on the App Store (Mac and iOS devices) and on Google  Play (Android and PC devices)
 

MindShift: 

MindShift is an app designed to help teens and young adults cope with anxiety. It can help you change how you think about anxiety. Rather than trying to avoid anxiety, you can make an important shift and face it.

 

Headspace: 

Mindfulness and meditation made simple.

 

CalmKeeper: 

Designed by clinical psychologists, CalmKeeper helps you build skills to manage moments of stress and uncertainty. This app helps you manage panic attacks as they happen.

 

What’s Up?

This app uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy methods for coping with depression, anxiety, anger and stress.

 

thinkFull:

thinkFull helps you manage your stress to enrich your life.

 

Booster Buddy:

Booster Buddy is a free app to help young people improve their mental health.

Faith Based Resources:

http://mentalhealthgracealliance.org/

Providing tools to empower the church to build innovative and simple mental health support.

 

http://hope4mentalhealth.com

The Hope for Mental Health Ministry extends the radical friendship of Jesus by providing transforming love, support and hope through the local church.

  

www.mentalhealthministries.net

Mental Health Ministries was started by a United Methodist Minister who lives with depression and had a vision of producing high quality resources to reduce the stigma of mental illness in our faith communities.

 

www.mindandsoulfoundation.org

Mind and Soul Foundation aims to educate, through sharing the best of Christian theology and scientific advances; equip, helping people meet with God and recover from emotional distress; and encourage, engaging with the local church and mental health services.

 

http://www.mentalhealthaccesspack.org/

A reliable, Christian-based resource which presents the facts on key mental health issues–all in one place. The site also points you to other trusted organizations, including Christian charities working in this field.

Book Suggestions:

The Boy in the Moon, Ian Brown 

Psychosis and Spirituality, Isabel Clarke 

Connecting, Larry Crabb

Living Outside Mental Illness, Larry Davidson

The Church Leader’s Counselling Resource Book, Cynthia Franklin and Rowena Fong

Darkness is my Only Companion, Kathryn Greene-McCreight

An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison 

A Grief Observed, C.S. Lewis

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward, Mark Lukach

Mothers, Daughter and Body Image, Hillary McBride

Be Held, Sue Nickel

The Inner Voice of Love, Henri J.M. Nouwen

Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian TraditionChristina Pohl

Souls in the Hands of a Tender God, Craig Rennebohm 

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission, Amy Simpson

Resurrecting the Person, John Swinton

Spirituality and Mental Health Care: Rediscovering a Forgotten Dimension, John Swinton

 I’m Not Supposed to Feel Like This: A Christian Approach to Coping with Anxiety and DepressionChris Williams, Paul Richards and Ingrid Whitton

How Do I Help a Hurting Friend? Rod J.K. Wilson