“This changes everything…” was one response to Barbara Bennett’s workshop on Understanding Trauma at St. Mark’s. Barb began by noting that our most sacred writings are rooted in events of personal and social trauma, overwhelming moments of suffering and struggle. Her presentation described how our brain and body respond, how we develop patterns of freezing,… Read More

Dear Friends of the Chaplaincy, Over twenty-five years ago the Mental Health Chaplaincy began because of the immediate need of people on the doorstep of churches in our neighborhood; people without homes or the basics of life and, most critically, people without the capacity to move through the desolation to a sustainable, peaceful existence. Today, despite… Read More

Today is the National Day of Prayer for Mental Illness Recovery and Understanding. This special day is part of the Mental Illness Awareness week (October 7th-13th) sponsored by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Join us in praying for all who are living with mental illness, and those who care for them, in this… Read More