You are not alone
Rev. Shelly Petz
October is Mental Health Awareness month, and this week in particular is Mental Illness Awareness week.
- 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
- 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
These are individuals in our communities, in our churches, in our children's ministry and youth groups, within our clergy colleagues. If you or someone you know is affected by mental illness, you are not alone. Mental health care is important and available. Included below are resources available for clergy support, and resources to which clergy can point those whom they serve. If you have questions or need assistance taking the first step, please let me know.
--Rev. Dr. Shelly Petz
Clergy Faith and Wellness Consultant
Great Plains Conference