The four-week series on “Peace” comes at a time when we most need it! While the series is not meant to diagnose a mental health condition, we recognize that many are suffering and need help finding resources for issues with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, guilt, and burnout.
There is an overwhelming amount of resources available, so here is a selection to start:
If you are in a crisis now, please seek help by calling 9-1-1. You matter to God!
At Trinity, you can call your Site Pastor and/or contact Trinity’s Grace Care team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Grace Care is 1:1 Christ-centered care by trained volunteers. Referrals are available for professional help as well.
For those grieving a loss of a loved one, trained facilitators are available via Trinity’s Grief Share group.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the resources available and need help, you can contact the church’s social worker at Trinity’s main office by calling 630-964-1272 ext. 225.
The Midwest Center for Hope & Healing, which has offices located at Trinity Kimberly Way is ready to support those in need of counseling. They currently have two special offers available due to current events related to COVID-19.
1) 1 free session to those on the front lines in essential jobs that need support and want to talk to a counselor.
2) 3 sessions at a reduce fee ($65 each) for anyone else who is looking for support but doesn’t have insurance during this difficult time.
When calling to schedule the appointment be sure to mention this special COVID-19 offer. To learn more visit the website of Midwest Center for Hope & Healing.
SamaraCare Counseling is an independent 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing quality mental health counseling, psychological assessments, and testing services for individuals, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds and varied financial means.
SamaraCare Offers Teletherapy session. To learn more visit the website of SamaraCare Counseling.
National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI) offers information and programs for individuals and families: “The Living Room” (emergency room alternative), peer counselors, and support groups.
In DuPage County, call 630-752-0066 or visit http://namidupage.org
In Chicago, call 312-563-0445 or visit https://www.namichicago.org
In suburban Cook County, call 847-716-2252 or visit https://namiccns.org
Hope for Mental Health is Saddleback Church’s video & audio library for a wide variety of mental health topics.
The Mental Health First Aid website offers training for adults and children, as well as blog articles covering timely issues like caregiving during the Covid-19 crisis. Get tips for identifying when someone is struggling with mental health, taking care of yourself, and more.
Christianity Today’s Small Groups organization published a .pdf for small group leaders to “Learn How to Respond to Mental Illness”.
Churches That Heal is Dr. Henry Cloud’s latest work that provides tools to individuals and church staff to reduce stigma of mental health and promote healing in the church.
Peace Series Sermon Messages - Posted as they become available.
Week One: Anxiety
Week Two: Guilt / Shame
Week Three: Depression
Week Four: Burnout