Mental Illness & Brain Disorders
Jesus' ministry was one of total acceptance and love. As the church, we emulate Jesus' love and way of life as we care for those people living with and affected by mental illness and brain disorders.
The ELCA Disability Ministries partners with Pathways to Promise to assist faith communities to work effectively with persons with mental illness/brain disorders and their families, to educate about mental illness/brain disorders, and to combat stigma.
The message of the ELCA Disability Ministries is that all God's people must embody Jesus' example of total love and acceptance of those who are living with mental illness and brain disorders and also of their families.
If you have knowledge of mental illnesses, either as a consumer, family member or professional and would like to be a contact person in your congregation, contact us.
ELCA Disability MinistriesWho We Are
In partnership with Pathways to Promise, our purpose is to assist ELCA Lutheran congregations toward more effective responses to individuals with mental illnesses or brain disorders and their families.What We Do:
advocate on behalf of individuals with serious mental illnesses and their families
provide informational resource materials to families, pastors, and congregations
sponsor an annual candlelighting service
support continuing education
See the new features in the Mental Health Ministries e-Spotlight!