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Bulletin Inserts, Materials and Resources

Find practical pamphlets, articles and other materials you can use in study groups, congregational bulletins and newsletters, health fairs and information tables.

Advocate Health Care

Advocate has an extensive collection of Bulletin Inserts on a range of topics for each month of the year. Find current and archived inserts. Most are available in both pdf and Word formats. Feel free to edit and customize them for your own congregation, though we would appreciate it if you acknowledge Advocate Health Care are the source.

Mental Health Ministries

Mental Health Ministries has an excellent series of Bulletin Inserts on a variety of mental health issues, such as seasonal affective disorder, supporting returning veterans, mental illness in children and youth, etc.

Mental Health Recovery Booklet

A pamphlet from AdvocateAurora Faith and Health Partnerships program with quick tips about how faith communities can provide support for people in their recovery journey from mental illness. Includes a list of resources designed for faith communities.

Facts and Information for Faith Leaders

Everyone Can Play a Role in the Conversation about Mental Health: Fact Sheet for Faith-Based Communities – 2014
Faith and community leaders can play a significant role in helping to educate individuals and families about mental health. This fact sheet can help communities and congregations raise awareness about mental health issues and emphasize the importance of people to seek help when needed. This fact sheet can be used as a bulletin insert or announcement to faith communities about the importance of mental health issues in our communities.

Information for Faith-Based and Community Leaders – 2014
Increasing awareness of mental health issues and making it easier for people to seek help will take partners working together. Faith and community leaders can play a significant role in helping to educate individuals and families about mental health. These talking points can help faith leaders develop messages for their congregations and communities about the importance of mental health.

Guides for Setting up Conversations about Mental Illness

The Substance  Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) offers some nice tools and resources for setting up community conversations about mental health.

Community Conversations About Mental Health: Discussion Guide  A guide for holding a successful and productive conversation.

Information Brief.  Background information about mental health issues, treatment and support.

Planning Guide.  Ideas for ways to facilitate discussions and ideas for taking next steps.

Preventing Suicide

Suicide Prevention Competencies for Faith Leaders: Supporting Life Before, During, and After a Suicidal Crisis. Supported by SAMHSA, this new resource aims to help equip leaders of all faiths with the capabilities needed to prevent suicide and provide care and comfort for those affected by suicide.

A joint project of Advocate Health Care & the OCEAN-HP at the University of Illinois at Chicago.