In a conversation with a trusted friend yesterday, with whom I had not spoken to over this past month, I caught him up on my journey and he checked in on the state of my mental health with my grieving. As he journeys with mental illness, I am mindful that I walk with so many others who suffer accordingly.
May is Mental Health Month and Pilgrim’s Young Adult group invites us to move through this month making ourselves more intentionally aware of mental health issue. There are a number of resource s and opportunities to help educate and train us to walk alongside, and care for, those who journey with mental illness. We will have green prayer cards for those who would like to lift prayers for individuals and families who struggle with mental illness. We are also imagining other ways to invite us to learn more. Stay tuned!
There are two opportunities for training, May 16 & 17, to help individuals develop skills to help someone who is developing or experiencing mental health problems and/or crisis. See the bulletin for specific details.
My prayer is that in engaging on this important subject, Pilgrim truly lives into the UCC motto of “whoever you are, and wherever you find yourself on life’s journey, you are welcome here.”