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WHAT IS MENTAL HEALTH?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. If you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected.

Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:

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Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry

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Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse

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Family history of mental health problems

Many people suffer in silence due to the stigma surrounding mental illness. If you, or someone you know is suffering from mental illness, there is help. 

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This month's Bible Study will explore the impact of faith as it relates to mental health.

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Rev. Gladys

Johnson-Ramsey

October 5 - Mental Health vs. Mental Illness
October 12 - Anxiety & Depression 
October 19 - Self Care
October 26 - Panel 

RECOMMENDATIONS

Here are a few tips on how to approach someone living with a mental health condition:

  • Talk to them in a space that is comfortable, where you won’t likely be interrupted and where there are likely minimal distractions.

  • Ease into the conversation, gradually. It may be that the person is not in a place to talk, and that is OK. Greeting them and extending a gentle kindness can go a long way. Sometimes less is more.

  • Be sure to speak in a relaxed and calm manner.

  • Communicate in a straightforward manner and stick to one topic at a time.

  • Be respectful, compassionate, and empathetic to their feelings by engaging in reflective listening, such as “I hear that you are having a bad day today. Yes, some days are certainly more challenging than others. I understand.”

  • Instead of directing the conversation at them with ‘you’ statements, use ‘I’ statements instead.

  • Be a good listener, be responsive and make eye contact with a caring approach.

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"May the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13 (NIV)

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We've curated 31 powerfully uplifting songs that are sure to put you in a great mood every for the entire month of October! 

  1.  Patiently Praising – Fred Jerkins

  2. Pure Gold - The Clark Sisters

  3. God's Got a Blessing - Norman Hutchins

  4. Encourage Yourself - The Tri-City Singers

  5. You Were Much Closer - Fred Hammond 

  6. Life and Favor - John P. Kee

  7. In His Presence - Willie Callaway III

  8. Deliver Me - Donald Lawrence 

  9. I Told the Storm - Greg O' Quin 'N Joyful Noyze

  10. Praise Him in Advance - Marvin Sapp

  11. Brighter Day - Kirk Franklin

  12. Can't Give Up Now - Mary Mary

  13. God's Got It All In Control - Kurt Carr and Friends

  14. You're Next in Line for  Miracle - Shirley Caesar

  15. Manifestation Chant - Gary Swindell Jr.

  16. Hold On - James Fortune, Fred Hammond, Monica

  17.  The Best Friend – Mervin Mayo

  18.  Come On In The Room - The Georgia Mass Choir

  19. Believe for it - CeCe Winans

  20. God Has Smiled On Me - Jessica Reedy 

  21. Bless Me - Maverick City Music

  22. I Am God - Donald Lawrence 

  23. Greater - John P. Kee

  24. Goodness of God - CeCe Winans

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    Thank You - Walter Hawkins 

  26. Be Encouraged - William Becton
  27.  Change Me -Tamala Mann

  28. Cooling Water - Lee Williams

  29.  I Won't Complain - Rev. Paul Jones

  30. I Almost Let Go - Kurt Carr 

  31. I'm Still Here - Dorinda Clark-Cole