Mental Health Resources

Challenges and struggles with mental health affect most every family. Yet a stigma lingers around talking about mental health. In our families. In our friend groups. In the church.
So, we’re going to talk about it. With love. With an eye on resources God has given us to seek help. With compassion.
Come as you are, invite your friends and loved ones, and let’s have some honest discussion in church about mental health.
There is a path forward. There is healing. There is hope.

Want to talk to someone about mental health for you or a loved one? Click the button below and a member of our team will get in touch with you.

Renewing Your Mind

All of us are called to be transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12.2). But, as creatures of habit, we often find ourselves in the same mental rut, dismayed by our mental experiences. Do not be discouraged. There is hope!

Combining Christian instruction and Psychiatric insights, one of our own Psychiatrists, Dr. George Mathews, will present a free two-day workshop, here at FCC on June 28-29, offering a solution to these problems.

Attendees will recognize the common causes of anxiety, depression and dissatisfaction with our individual mental experiences. More importantly, George will walk us through stepwise strategies, in accordance with Biblical precepts, that transform our lives by renewing our minds.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to enhance your mental and spiritual life. For this Godly makeover of your mind please register on our below.

Please feel free to invite others whom you know who may be struggling with their mood, temper, or anxiety, even if they don’t attend church here at FCC.

Bringing hope and help to neighbors with mental health needs

If you or someone you know is facing depression, anxiety, grief, addiction or thoughts of suicide, Find Hope Franklin can connect you to the help you need.

Mental health issues can touch all of us, even in Franklin. Find Hope Franklin is a community-based resource with a mission to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and create an environment where anyone can feel empowered to ask for help. When individuals and families can access supportive resources, it improves the overall wellness of our community.

Messages and Further Resources

Suicide Prevention: What To Do

What To Do if someone is displaying signs

  • Take it SERIOUSLY!
  • Ask the question, “Are you thinking about suicide?” This will show the person you are concerned about them, and will open communication, allowing the person to express their thoughts freely.
  • Listen intently and persuade them to get help. If able, guide them to a local resource such as this webpage.

Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself.
  • Sudden change in behavior; happier or calmer.
  • Suicide threats or previous suicide attempts.
  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.
  • Loss of interest in things one cares about.
  • Talking about being trapped or in unbearable pain.
  • Giving things away, such as prized possessions.
  • Purchasing a gun or stockpiling pills.
  • Talking about being a burden to others.
  • Increasing the use of drugs or alcohol.
  • Withdrawn or feeling isolated.
  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.
  • Sleeping too little or too much.
  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.
  • Making arrangements; setting one’s affairs in order.
  • Themes of death or depression in conversation, writing, reading, or art.

Things To Know

A suicidal person may not ask for help, but that doesn’t mean help isn’t wanted.

  • People who take their lives don’t want to die – they want to stop hurting.
  • Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously.
  • If you think a friend or family member is considering suicide, you might be afraid to bring up the subject, but talking openly about suicidal thoughts can save a life.

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