Talking Points for Faith-Based Communities Download only Increasing awareness of mental health issues and making it easier for people to seek help requires partners working together. These talking points can help faith leaders develop messages for their congregations and communities about the importance of mental health. Publication ID PEP14-FAITHLTP Publication Date March 2014 Format Guidelines or Manual Download Faith-Based, Community Leaders' Info PDF 570.14 KB Find Related Information Audience Non-Profits & Faith-Based Organizations You May Also Be Interested In Everyone Can Play a Role in the Conversation about Mental Health Faith and community leaders can play a significant role in helping to educate individuals and families about mental illness. This fact sheet can help communities and congregations raise awareness about mental health issues and emphasize the importance in seeking help when needed. Community Conversations About Mental Health: Discussion Guide This manual guides facilitators and participants through organizing community discussions about mental health that promote recovery and healthy communities. It provides discussion questions, facilitator tips, and next steps following a conversation. Illness Management and Recovery Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT This toolkit offers guidance to behavioral health officials on developing illness-management and recovery mental health programs that emphasize personal goal setting and actionable strategies for recovery. The toolkit includes 10 booklets on program development. National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day 2013 Short Report, May 9, 2013 This report highlights programs that promote recovery and build resilience among older adolescents and young adults living with serious mental illness. It describes initiatives that address employment, housing, education, social connectedness, and emotional well-being. Community Conversations About Mental Health: Information Brief This brief provides data and information about mental health to inspire conversations that break down negative public perceptions, and promote recovery and healthy communities. It discusses how communities can improve access to treatment, crisis response, and recovery support. Mental Health Consumers and Representatives of the Disaster Response Community in Dialogue This report recaps a meeting on issues related to interactions between consumers living with mental illness and representatives of the disaster response community. It offers recommendations to improve these relationships to promote recovery from mental health issues.