Reframing Ministries

Colleen Swindoll Thompson

Mental Health Matters: Healing in the Darkness. An Interview with Kay Warren

January 21, 2021
00:00 1:02:49

You may be shocked by what you are about to read: After cancer and heart disease, suicide accounts for more years of life lost than any other cause of death.

Suicide was the tenth leading cause of death overall in the United States, claiming the lives of over 48,000 people in 2018.Even more shocking is the church’s inaccurate beliefs about mental health issues, as identified in the most recent mental health study conducted by LifeWay Research.

We cannot continue to neglect this enormous area of need.

After personal tragedy and with professional insight, Kay Warren offers practical tools and hands-on direction for supporting individuals and families struggling with mental health challenges.

Likely, you or someone you know suffers with a mental health issue. Can this person come to you for help? Does your church have a proven system for helping people with mental health needs? With love and grace, are you willing to reach into the lives of those who are marginalized? How quickly do most Christians respond to broken families, broken lives, and broken bodies, but run from those who may have broken or fractured minds? I challenge you to connect with someone who is hurting. As you do, let me know what happens. I bet you will be amazed!

Listen in as we revisit this conversation between Colleen and Kay!

ADDITIONAL SUGGESTED RESOURCES

Hope for Mental Health
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Mental Health
Grace Alliance
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
NAMI FAITHNET
National Catholic Partnership on Disability
National Institute on Mental Health
PTSD Perspectives

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You can contact Kay, as well as see information on her books, articles, initiatives, devotionals, and more on her website.

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Notes: ↑1 ”Suicide,” National Institue of Mental Health, https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/suicide.shtml, accessed January 19, 2021. ↑2 “Study of Acute Mental Illness and Christian Faith: Research Report,” LifeWay Research, http://lifewayresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Acute-Mental-Illness-and-Christian-Faith-Research-Report-1.pdf, accessed Sept. 11, 2015.

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About Reframing Ministries

Reframing Ministries was created and is wholeheartedly committed to caring for caregivers and those living with significant challenges. As a ministry, Reframing embraces those who suffer. We understand that life is messy and painful; we also know without healthy support, surviving well is impossible. At some point in your life, you will need care on some level, and you will be called to provide care for others who are suffering. Because of Colleen’s experience as a caregiver, ongoing physical pain, her education in psychology and certification as a life coach, Reframing Ministries is equipped to come alongside families, communities, and churches with resources purposed to equip you to live well and help others live well. We offer help and hope through books, written articles, inspiring interviews, online support groups, personal emails, podcasts, and a collective network of authentic world influencers.

You are here for a reason! YOU matter! Your story is so important. Reframing Ministries invites you to embrace life’s challenges, learn how to shift your perspective, walk alongside other’s in need, and be an inspiration to others as the light and life of Jesus shines through you.

About Colleen Swindoll Thompson

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Mailing Address
Insight for Living
Post Office Box 5000
Frisco, Texas 75034
USA
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