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


“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


Rendered speechless, I offer silently a basket of nachos with over-cooked cheese shavings, and cabbage soup scraped together from the four corners of my freezer. I hear the echoes of gratitude bouncing through the caverns in my brain, and I am halted by the words: “the likes of us.” A woman who talks to people… Read More