Mental Health & The Church

We hope that you will find resources here to help you become more aware of the mental health challenges that we all face and aid in the destigmatization of mental health issues... so that we together might participate with God's work in bringing redemption and flourishing to all persons.

Stress Resiliency for Parents

A workshop for parents with young children

On October 29th, 2016 counselors from Soma Counselling and Family Resources met with parents to discuss tips and techniques for practically managing stress, along with tools for maximizing a healthy parent-child bond while raising young children. We recorded the gathering and hope that it might be of assistance to you.


'No One Should Be Alone'

Mental Health & the Church conference

On April 30, 2016 GVC hosted "'No One Should Be Alone': Mental Health & the Church" with hopes to network, educate, and provide practical resources for helping individuals in the church and surrounding communities affected by mental illness. We believe the first step is destigmatization, and that first step begins with speaking out about the topic.

- GVC Pastor Mark Swanson's reflection upon the day -

Videos of "No One Should Be Alone" available below