Mental Health Initiative Task Force Work

Encouraging Mental Health Ministry in the IAUMC

Since Annual Conference 2018 the task force has hosted Mental Health First Aid training in every district. Between July and December 2018 over 200 individuals were trained, about a third of them clergy.  Using funds raised through the special offering at annual conference, we are in the process of created a grant program to provide funding to congregations to support mental health related programs and training. We'll be hosting two mental health related sessions at Annual Conference 2019 and will continue to develop ways to support and encourage mental health ministries in churches around the district.