Mental Health Ministry

Mental Health and Spiritual Wholeness

Mental Health at Myers Park

Our mental health is not only essential for our emotional well-being, but also vital for our spiritual growth and our ability to serve God and others.

The Mental Health Ministry is committed to nurturing a faith community where mental wellness is prioritized and understood.

We hope to cultivate healthy relationships within our faith community, offering support and encouragement to one another. In fulfilling the biblical call to “bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2), we strengthen our communal bonds and enhance our collective resilience.

Mental Health Survey Results

Our Mental Health Ministry team surveyed 297 church members across a variety of ages and interests about their experience of mental health issues and how the church can participate in fostering mental wellbeing.

Our survey has revealed some statistics that underscore the prevalence of mental health challenges in our culture and and the congregation’s openness to finding support and education through the church.

  • Prevalence of Mental Health Challenges 63% 63%

63% of respondents have either personally faced a mental health challenge or have a family member who has. This statistic underscores the widespread impact of mental health issues within our community, highlighting the urgency and importance of addressing these concerns.

  • Preference for Support Groups 55% 55%

55% of respondents indicated they would seek help through church-led support groups. This suggests that creating spaces for shared experiences and mutual support can be particularly beneficial for our congregation.

  • Openness to Church Support 86% 86%

63% of community members express their willingness to seek support for mental health issues from the church. This indicates a significant level of trust in the church as a source of support and highlights the potential for expanded mental health ministries.

  • Assistance Finding a Counselor 52% 52%

52% of respondants would seek assistance from the church in finding a professional mental health counselor. This points to an opportunity for the church to help navigate mental health and serve as a bridge to professional mental health services.

These results illustrate a congregation ready to engage with mental health support and education, valuing both the communal aspects of support groups and the personalized guidance in accessing professional help. There is an opportunity for the church to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing mental health challenges and work to foster a supportive, compassionate community environment.

Follow the link below to review the full survey results.

Upcoming Events

Mental Health & Suicide Prevention

Sunday, September 15 | 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | A105/107

As mental health concerns have increased in our country, so have the rates of suicide. Suicide thrives in silence. Together we can break this silence and create an open and supportive culture around suicide prevention. 

Please join us as Dr. Amanda McGough, PhD., speaks on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide, and learn about what you can do to help yourself or your loved one. 

Mental Health Matters

Crisis resources

The National Suicide and Crisis Hotline offers 24/7 free and confidential support. Call 988 or text TALK to 741-741.

The Steve Smith Behavioral Health Urgent Care, located at 616 Colonnade Drive, provides 24/7 rapid assessment and treatment for urgent mental health needs.

If you or a loved one is in imminent danger of harming self or others please call 911 or seek immediate care at an emergency department. Both Carolinas Medical Center and Presbyterian Medical Center are equipped to provide emergency mental health assessment and stabilization.

Atrium Health Behavioral Health Charlotte, located at 501 Billingsley Rd, is the only dedicated mental health emergency department in the region.

If you are unsure what level of care you or a loved one needs you can call Atrium’s dedicated mental health hotline at 704-444-2400 or Novant’s dedicated line at 1-800-718-3550.

Local Mental Health Providers

Both Atrium Health and Novant Health offer a range of inpatient and outpatient psychological and psychiatric services.

HopeWay is a local mental health care center that provides inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient services HopeWay

Psychology Today has an extensive list of local therapists. You can search for a therapist based on speciality, cost, gender, in-person or online, and more.

Discussing your mental health concerns with your primary care physician is an excellent place to start if you’re unsure if or what services may benefit you.

Regional and National Resources

Mental Health America is a national non-profit with a local chapter that provides education and support for individuals and families affected by mental illness. On their national website you can find resources, including screenings and information on common mental health diagnoses, as well as a toolkit. Their local website has information about upcoming events in the area.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a national peer support organization with a local chapter that provides support, information, and resources for individuals and families affected by mental illness. On their national website you can find resources, including mental health research, and the local chapter hosts events and support groups for individuals and families. NAMI’s hotline is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST – 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). 

Additional Resources

A Warmline is a phone number you can call to connect with a supportive person to discuss your mental health when you are not in a crisis situation. The toll free number for North Carolina’s Warmline is 1-833-390-7728.

Caregiver Action Network’s Care Support Team provides a support line for caregivers at 855-227-3640.

Veterans Crisis Line is a free 24/7 hotline that connects veterans in crisis and their loved ones with support through the Department of Veterans Affairs. To reach the Veterans Crisis Line call or text 1-800-273-8255.

If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis or exploring thoughts of suicide, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or text TALK to 741-741

Not in crisis, but don't know where to start?

Our care ministry can lend a listening ear and help you navigate the mental health landscape to get the professional mental healthcare you or someone you love might need.

care@myersparkpres.org