World Mental Health Day 2015

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World Mental Health Day 2015

Post by Ernest » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:38 am

Today is #WorldMentalHealthDay #WMHD2015

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Prayers for all of those who suffer the #InvisibleDisability Let's get the message out.
Where there is hope and love there is life!
God is Life!
God is Hope!
God is Love!
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World Mental Health Day 2015

Post by Beth » Sun Oct 11, 2015 4:00 pm

This was posted as meme on twitter and therefore I presume it's okay to redistribute :) You can see the original blog (which is very good) here: http://cofecomms.tumblr.com/post/130743 ... g-blog-and

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Lord Jesus Christ,

You who are risen but still bear the marks of your suffering
Be with those who walk through the valley of shadows.
May we support them and challenge with them
The burdens of stigma and misunderstanding.
And when it is us who are afraid, anxious or hurt; stay close to us.
When we lose our grip on reality, hold onto us.
When we forget who we are, remind us whose we are.
When we remain in darkness, hear our lament.
When others hurt, make our brokenness, their blessing.
When we cannot hear the still small voice of your compassion,
Or live fully in the spaces created by your love,
Honour our struggle and promise us a future
Where we might find hope and be enfolded in your peace.

Amen

I watched some of the Saddleback Church, 'Gathering on Mental Health and the Church' in preparation for this day. We actually managed to get a bit of chat going on Facebook among online watchers who are also online hosts. This was good for me because I've found it difficult to be assisted in my mental health in the UK. Solidarity was welcomed.

I saw an incredible talk from the mother of one of the children killed by a gunman in Sandy Hook. She described her fire house moment. The occasion she gathered there in that with her community and heard 'there are no more survivors.'

And then she proceeded to tell her journey to forgiveness through love of her little girl who perished. It was really moving and will eventually be archived. She prayed for everyone watching having a firehouse moment in their lives. If anyone has anointing to pray for mental health and see wounds healed it is that lady and her husband.

There was also a big focus on youth mental health and substance using. This was great because children and young people often don't 'turn toward' and ask for help when battling emotions. They looked at drawings children had made who had gone on to die by suicide and considered appropriate conversations an adult could initiate if a child showed a disturbance in their emotional life. It was very practical.

There is a huge need for prayer in these areas. Thank you Ernest!
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