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The Power of Presence

October 19, 2015

Since the middle of June, it has been my privilege and challenge to volunteer as a companion with the Mental Health Chaplaincy.  Having worked as a therapist for many years in a community mental health center, I engaged in the lives of many people.  It was an opportunity to help them navigate through the tangles… Read More

Mental Health First Aid

September 7, 2015

Mental Health Chaplaincy is honored to partner with SAMHSA  to offer a Mental Health First Aid course this Fall! Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that teaches you how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  This event will be geared for faith communities… Read More

March 2015 Update

September 7, 2015

 Companionship Trainings, Resources, and what we’re thinking about… We have a new office and have become a 501c3! We are very excited to announce that the Mental Health Chaplaincy is now a 501c3 corporation!!  Our new offices are at All Pilgrim’s Christian Church on Capitol Hill, the historic home of the work of the Chaplaincy, on… Read More

Understanding Trauma

January 29, 2015

“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

The Mental Health Chaplaincy

August 1, 2014

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

Celebration!

May 29, 2014

Join Craig Rennebohm and Kae Eaton at Bloedel Hall at St. Mark’s Cathedral on Thursday, May 29th, 2014. Join us after work for food, wine and fellowship. 5pm to 6:00pm Open House and Fellowship. 6:00pm Supper and Celebration!!… Read More