Resources

Your life matters.

You are important and loved.

If you or a loved one is contemplating suicide, please reach out to one of the below groups that are staffed with individuals who can help you.

911

Ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)member to be sent

1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

832-831-7337

Hope and Healing Center Warm Line

713-970-4483

National Alliance on Mental Illness Warm Line


Books

The below list of books are recommendations that you may find helpful as you learn more about mental health and emotional wellness:
 
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Grace for the Afflicted: Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness
by Matthew S. Stanford

Grace for the Afflicted is written to educate Christians about mental illness from both biblical and scientific perspectives. Stanford presents insights into our physical and spiritual nature and discusses the appropriate role of psychology and psychiatry in the life of the believer. Describing common mental disorders, Stanford probes what science says and what the Bible says about each illness. Consistent with DSM-5 diagnoses, this revised and expanded edition is thoroughly updated with new material throughout, including eight new chapters that cover
  • bipolar disorders
  • trauma- and stressor-related disorders
  • dementia
  • cerebrovascular accidents (stroke)
  • traumatic brain injury
  • suicide
  • a holistic approach to recovery
  • mental health and the church
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The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood's Most Misunderstood Disorder
by Demitri Papolos, M.D. , and Janice Papolos

Since the publication of its first edition, The Bipolar Child has helped many thousands of families get to the root cause of their children’s behaviors and symptoms and find what they need to know. The Papoloses comprehensively detail the diagnosis, explain how to find good treatment and medications, and advise parents about ways to advocate effectively for their children in school. In this edition, a greatly expanded education chapter describes all the changes in educational law due to the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), and offers a multitude of ideas for parents and educators to help the children feel more comfortable in the academic environment.
 
 
 
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Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
by Jennie Allen

Are your thoughts holding you captive? I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, but she also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns.
As she discovered in her own life, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.
In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.
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Get Out of That Pit: Straight Talk about God's Deliverance
by Beth Moore

Are you buried in spirit-deadening anger, heartbreaking desperation, or mind-numbing confusion? Moore understands because she's been there. In her most personal book yet, she shares the lessons she learned as a former "pit-dweller" and encourages you to lift your eyes, voice, and hands to the only Power who can help!
 
 
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You're Going to Be Okay
by Holley Gerth

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Holley Gerth offers readers the warmth of a caring friend as well as the wisdom of a licensed counselor and certified life coach. Through encouraging truth and practical insights, she'll show you how it really is possible to live with resilience, strength and even joy no matter what life brings.
Yes, there will be hurt and hard times but God wants to help you find ways to survive, grow stronger, and even thrive--no matter what happens. You really are going to be okay.