Mental Health Ministry

The statistics on Mental Health and Wellness tell us that either you or someone you care about deeply has or is struggling with some aspect of mental health & wellness. Jesus cares about this area of our lives, and the gospel declares many truths that can help us find healing, transformation, and the daily empowerment we need to sustain us. 


If you have experience (education and/or training) in working with mental health and would like to get involved, head to serve.db.church  to request info!


Each week to correlate with the sermon series topic, Daybreak is offering resources specific to the topic. Check back weekly for resources below:

 

Groups: 

Living Grace - Adult Mental Health Support Group  - February 7 – May 1, 2024 at Daybreak

Living Grace is a group designed to provide healthy solutions for your heart and mind. Both scripture and science will give you a new perspective and practical tools. These will help you address the challenges that come with living with any mental health difficulty or disorder. 


Redefine Grace - Teen Mental Health Support Group  - February 15 – April 18, 2024 at Daybreak

Redefine follows a Christ-centered, whole-health approach. God uniquely created us and is partnering with us as we explore a journey towards experiencing the wholeness of life. Each chapter in the workbook weaves together spiritual truths, compelling facts, thought-provoking questions and empowering tools that are relevant to adolescents and young adults. Redefine provides real faith, real facts and real opportunities to love and care for our body, mind, and spirit as well as the relationships that flow from a balanced, whole-health lifestyle.


Theodyssey - contact Linnea Hollander (hollander.linnea@gmail.com)

Theodyssey is a messy, authentic process of sorting out who God is and who we are in Him, letting go of inadequate and distorted images of both Him and of us, in order to be conformed to the image of Jesus for the sake of others.


The Wellness Revelation - April 10 - June 5, 2024 at Gettysburg Pike Campus

The Wellness Revelation will challenge you to get fit by seeking God first and foremost. God wants to free you from what weighs you down and keeps you from your God-given purpose. As part of your group experience, you will learn how to live well both physically and spiritually so that you are best equipped to love and serve others from a whole heart. The Wellness Revelation will change the way you love God, yourself, and others.


Emotionally Healthy Relationships - January 23 - March 19, 2024 at Gettysburg Pike campus

Ever struggle in your efforts to love others well? Consider joining us for Emotionally Healthy Relationships and learn practical skills that teach you to love and engage with others in a Christ-centered way. Through the group and a 40-day devotional, learn how to: gain communication skills, stop mind reading and clarify expectations, resolve conflict in a healthy and mature way, and discover how family history impacts your current relationships.


One on One:

Spiritual Direction - contact Deb Williams (deb.williams@daybreakweb.com)


Conference Workshops:

The Impact of Stress & Anxiety on the Body

Nutrition's Impact on Mental Health


Podcast:

Be Still & Be Loved

Rev'ing the Word


Books:

The Body Revelation

Breaking Free from Body Shame

The Body Keeps the Score

Resilient


Counseling:

  1. In Him Christian Wellness
  2. Psychological Health Associates

  3. Sacred Ground Counseling

  4. Upturn Counseling



Groups: 

Living Grace - Adult Mental Health Support Group  - February 7 – May 1, 2024 at Daybreak

Living Grace is a group designed to provide healthy solutions for your heart and mind. Both scripture and science will give you a new perspective and practical tools. These will help you address the challenges that come with living with any mental health difficulty or disorder. 


Redefine Grace - Teen Mental Health Support Group  - February 15 – April 18, 2024 at Daybreak

Redefine follows a Christ-centered, whole-health approach. God uniquely created us and is partnering with us as we explore a journey towards experiencing the wholeness of life. Each chapter in the workbook weaves together spiritual truths, compelling facts, thought-provoking questions and empowering tools that are relevant to adolescents and young adults. Redefine provides real faith, real facts and real opportunities to love and care for our body, mind, and spirit as well as the relationships that flow from a balanced, whole-health lifestyle.


Theodyssey - contact Linnea Hollander (hollander.linnea@gmail.com)

Theodyssey is a messy, authentic process of sorting out who God is and who we are in Him, letting go of inadequate and distorted images of both Him and of us, in order to be conformed to the image of Jesus for the sake of others.


The Wellness Revelation - April 10 - June 5, 2024 at Gettysburg Pike Campus

The Wellness Revelation will challenge you to get fit by seeking God first and foremost. God wants to free you from what weighs you down and keeps you from your God-given purpose. As part of your group experience, you will learn how to live well both physically and spiritually so that you are best equipped to love and serve others from a whole heart. The Wellness Revelation will change the way you love God, yourself, and others.


Emotionally Healthy Relationships - January 23 - March 19, 2024 at Gettysburg Pike campus

Ever struggle in your efforts to love others well? Consider joining us for Emotionally Healthy Relationships and learn practical skills that teach you to love and engage with others in a Christ-centered way. Through the group and a 40-day devotional, learn how to: gain communication skills, stop mind reading and clarify expectations, resolve conflict in a healthy and mature way, and discover how family history impacts your current relationships.


One on One:

Spiritual Direction - contact Deb Williams (deb.williams@daybreakweb.com)


Conference Workshops:

The Seven Types of Rest

Assessing & Discerning Mental Health: How & When to Act


Podcast:

Transforming Center


Books:

Renovated

Soul of Desire

Identity Matters


Counseling:

  1. In Him Christian Wellness
  2. Psychological Health Associates

  3. Sacred Ground Counseling

  4. Upturn Counseling


Groups: 

Living Grace - Adult Mental Health Support Group  - February 7 – May 1, 2024 at Daybreak

Living Grace is a group designed to provide healthy solutions for your heart and mind. Both scripture and science will give you a new perspective and practical tools. These will help you address the challenges that come with living with any mental health difficulty or disorder. 


Redefine Grace - Teen Mental Health Support Group  - February 15 – April 18, 2024 at Daybreak

Redefine follows a Christ-centered, whole-health approach. God uniquely created us and is partnering with us as we explore a journey towards experiencing the wholeness of life. Each chapter in the workbook weaves together spiritual truths, compelling facts, thought-provoking questions and empowering tools that are relevant to adolescents and young adults. Redefine provides real faith, real facts and real opportunities to love and care for our body, mind, and spirit as well as the relationships that flow from a balanced, whole-health lifestyle.


Theodyssey - contact Linnea Hollander (hollander.linnea@gmail.com)

Theodyssey is a messy, authentic process of sorting out who God is and who we are in Him, letting go of inadequate and distorted images of both Him and of us, in order to be conformed to the image of Jesus for the sake of others.


The Wellness Revelation - April 10 - June 5, 2024 at Gettysburg Pike Campus

The Wellness Revelation will challenge you to get fit by seeking God first and foremost. God wants to free you from what weighs you down and keeps you from your God-given purpose. As part of your group experience, you will learn how to live well both physically and spiritually so that you are best equipped to love and serve others from a whole heart. The Wellness Revelation will change the way you love God, yourself, and others.


Emotionally Healthy Relationships - January 23 - March 19, 2024 at Gettysburg Pike campus

Ever struggle in your efforts to love others well? Consider joining us for Emotionally Healthy Relationships and learn practical skills that teach you to love and engage with others in a Christ-centered way. Through the group and a 40-day devotional, learn how to: gain communication skills, stop mind reading and clarify expectations, resolve conflict in a healthy and mature way, and discover how family history impacts your current relationships.


One on One:

Spiritual Direction - contact Deb Williams (deb.williams@daybreakweb.com)


Conference Workshops:

Trauma Triggers

Shame & Vulnerability


Podcast:

The Emotionally Healthy Leader

The Place We Find Ourselves


Books:

The Soul of Shame


Counseling:

  1. In Him Christian Wellness
  2. Psychological Health Associates

  3. Sacred Ground Counseling

  4. Upturn Counseling


Groups: 

Living Grace - Adult Mental Health Support Group  - February 7 – May 1, 2024 at Daybreak

Living Grace is a group designed to provide healthy solutions for your heart and mind. Both scripture and science will give you a new perspective and practical tools. These will help you address the challenges that come with living with any mental health difficulty or disorder. 


Redefine Grace - Teen Mental Health Support Group  - February 15 – April 18, 2024 at Daybreak

Redefine follows a Christ-centered, whole-health approach. God uniquely created us and is partnering with us as we explore a journey towards experiencing the wholeness of life. Each chapter in the workbook weaves together spiritual truths, compelling facts, thought-provoking questions and empowering tools that are relevant to adolescents and young adults. Redefine provides real faith, real facts and real opportunities to love and care for our body, mind, and spirit as well as the relationships that flow from a balanced, whole-health lifestyle.


Theodysseycontact Linnea Hollander (hollander.linnea@gmail.com)

Theodyssey is a messy, authentic process of sorting out who God is and who we are in Him, letting go of inadequate and distorted images of both Him and of us, in order to be conformed to the image of Jesus for the sake of others.


The Wellness Revelation - April 10 - June 5, 2024 at Gettysburg Pike Campus

The Wellness Revelation will challenge you to get fit by seeking God first and foremost. God wants to free you from what weighs you down and keeps you from your God-given purpose. As part of your group experience, you will learn how to live well both physically and spiritually so that you are best equipped to love and serve others from a whole heart. The Wellness Revelation will change the way you love God, yourself, and others.


Conference Workshops:

The Brain Science Behind Mental Health

Addiction and the Mind


Podcast:

Revving the Word

The Three Things Your Brain Needs To Do To Be Well With


Books:

The Other Half

The Body Revelation


Counseling:

  1. In Him Christian Wellness
  2. Psychological Health Associates

  3. Sacred Ground Counseling

  4. Upturn Counseling


Mental Health Affects:

  • how we FEEL
  • how we THINK
  • how we CHOOSE
  • how we ACT
  • our RELATIONSHIPS
  • impacted by OUR HISTORY

Statistics Snapshot


1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.


1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year.


1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.


50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.


Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-14.


Stats and infographic from National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI)

Resources


  • The Other Half of Church:

    Christian Community, Brain Science and Overcoming Spiritual Stagnation



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  • The Body Revelation: 

    Physical and Spiritual Practices to Metabolize Pain, Banish Shame, and Connect to God with Your Whole Self


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  • Anatomy of the Soul: 

    Surprising Connections Between Neurosciences and Spiritual Practices



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  • Changes that Heal:

    The Four Shifts That Make Everything Better

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  • The Soul of Shame:

    Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves

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Mental Health Matters Conference

Daybreak Church and In Him Christian Wellness are partnering to create an environment of hope, healing, and acceptance while taking a holistic approach to mental health. In conjunction with Daybreak’s sermon series, the Mental Health Matters Conference will offer a deeper dive into how our mental health impacts our mind, heart, soul, and strength. Come connect with local mental health partners; attend educational workshops; participate in practices that will enhance your mental health; and engage with others pursuing holistic wellness.



Date: February 17th, 2023

Location: Gettysburg Pike - 321 Gettysburg Pike, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055





Schedule for the day:


8:30 am: Arrival/Registration/Refreshments


9:00 am: Connect with Local MH Professionals and Partners


10:00 am: Welcome/Opening Session


10:15 am: Workshop Session 1


11:30 am: Workshop Session  2


12:30 pm: Conference Wrap up



Workshops and Presenters

To sign up for workshops, head to registrations.db.church.

  • The Brain Science Behind Mental Health (Paul Johns, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE)

    Are you curious what mental health looks like in the brain? What chemicals and thought processes impact how we experience our mind's well-being? Dr. Paul Johns, Human Development & Family Science Professor and Licensed Therapist, will teach about the scientific and known ways our brain affects our mental health.

  • Addiction and the Mind (Dorothy Powers, LMFT and Jeff Cameron)

    This workshop explores how we can seek out help for ourselves or live out Biblical love towards people who struggle with the traditional substance addictions (drugs and alcohol) and process addictions (like gambling, pornography, screens, work, shopping, food).  Licensed Therapist Dorothy Powers and Daybreaker Jeff Cameron, who are both involved in the 12-Step community, will share from a personal and professional perspective how they have learned to rely on God as the center of recovery.  There will be a special focus on 12-Step resources and on how to come alongside others without falling into unhealthy patterns of codependency and enabling.

  • Trauma Triggers (Tyler Schuhly, MA)

    Trauma affects the body and the brain in numerous ways. Learn with Counselor Tyler Shuhly about the causes and effects of trauma on our mental health.  In addition, you will be equipped with applicable ways to create safe spaces and environments in order to effectively support those who have experienced trauma.

  • Shame & Vulnerability (Jacy Luce, BSW)

    Shame and vulnerability have become buzzwords in our culture today.  But how do they play a realistic role in us growing together in community and faith as we grow deeper in our relationship with Jesus?  In this workshop, we will look at the impact of shame and how vulnerability gives space for life-change and connection.  We will also discuss the truths Jesus taught and how we can speak the love of Christ into moments of shame.

  • The Seven Types of Rest (Abby Turner, MFT)

    Learning to truly rest is an important aspect of caring for your mental health. There are seven types of rest, according to Author Saundra Daulton-Smith. Join Licensed Therapist, Abby Turner, to learn about emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, creative, social, and sensory rest and how to apply these practices to your life.

  • Assessing & Discerning Mental Health: How & When to Act (Jolene Ness, LPC)

    Anxiety and depression can leave our loved ones feeling isolated and alone.  Sometimes it is hard to know when to act, what to say, and how to respond to those we love who are struggling with their mental health.  We want to help, but don’t always feel equipped to do so. Licensed Counselor, Jolene Ness, will provide us with tools to better assess and discern appropriate ways to walk alongside and support others on their mental health journey.

  • The Impact of Stress & Anxiety on the Body (Alexa Glatfelter)

    Stress is not only a straining mental experience, but it manifests throughout our body in many ways. Stress and anxiety can look and feel similar.  In this workshop, Alexa Glatfelter, Movement and Mindfulness Specialist, will discuss the difference between the two, how to release them physically and mentally, and practical ways to cope with life's stressors and anxieties in a helpful way.

  • Nutrition’s Impact on Mental Health (Christine Barnett, MS, RD, RDN)

    Did you ever notice how what you eat affects how you feel - not just physically, but mentally or emotionally? Christine Barnett, Registered Dietician Nutritionist, will address how nutrition impacts mental health and ways we can best utilize the way God made food and our bodies to benefit us physically, emotionally, and mentally!

Professional Counseling Ministries

Daybreak has partnered with a few ministries that can help you get the help and support you desire. Feel free to check out one from the list below!

  • In Him Christian Wellness

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  • Psychological Health Associates

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  • Sacred Ground Counseling

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  • Upturn Counseling

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Mental Health Support Groups

Living Grace is a group designed to provide healthy solutions for your heart and mind. Both scripture and science will give you a new perspective and practical tools. These will help you address the challenges that come with living with any mental health difficulty or disorder. 

Redefine follows a Christ-centered, whole-health approach. God uniquely created us and is partnering with us as we explore a journey towards experiencing the wholeness of life. Each chapter in the workbook weaves together spiritual truths, compelling facts, thought-provoking questions and empowering tools that are relevant to adolescents and young adults. Redefine provides real faith, real facts and real opportunities to love and care for our body, mind, and spirit as well as the relationships that flow from a balanced, whole-health lifestyle.



  • Mental Health Grace Alliance

****Offers online groups for individuals and for family members who are looking for additional support.

****Here are some online support groups for parents and caregivers who have a loved one struggling with a mental health challenge:


FAMILY GRACE GROUPS - online

Mondays (biweekly), 6:30 pm CST (Texas)

Contact: Meg Trihus | meg_trihus@wycliffe.org


Mondays, 8 pm EDT (Georgia)

Contact: Linda Morgan | lindaraemorgan@gmail.com


Tuesdays (biweekly) 6:30 pm CST (Texas)

Contact: Kelly Kitch | gracegroup@cottonwoodcreek.org


Sundays, 10:45 CST (Tennessee)

Contact: Scarlet McGlasson | scarlet.mcglasson@longhollow.com


Stephen Ministry

Do you know someone struggling & in need of emotional or spiritual care? Anyone, in our served communities, is eligible for this one-on-one care provided by our trained Stephen Ministers. Learn more at StephenMinistry.db.church.


Below are situations in which individuals could benefit from the emotional and spiritual care a Stephen Minister provides: 

Grief 

Divorce or Broken Relationships 

Major Medical Diagnosis 

Job Related Crisis/Stress 

End of Life/Hospice 

Military Deployment 

Major Life Transitions 

Financial Difficulties 

Challenges related to starting or adding to a family 

Difficult Family Situations 

Spiritual Crisis



The Feeling Wheel

The inner wheel is created with six basic emotions; mad, scared, joyful, powerful, peaceful and sad. From these six, we can move further out to explore other emotions that may be underlying the more general feelings we may be experiencing. We can then move one more rung out to another six precise emotions. We can also cross over to the other side of the emotion wheel to see what emotion may help us move away from the one we are feeling. You can go to ‘The Gottman Institute’ webpage and print the wheel yourself or there is also an app that you can download for the wheel on your phone.

How to use the Feeling Wheel:

Feeling wheels are visual guides with no real start or endpoints. This means you can start where it makes sense to you. Some helpful tips for using the wheel include:


1. Identify the emotion closest to how you are feeling

Emotions closer to the center are more intense, core emotions are in the middle layer, and those furthest out are milder forms of emotions. Between each spoke on the wheel are combined emotions. Try to find the emotion that best describes how you are feeling at the moment.

2. Try to figure out the trigger

Emotions often don’t just occur out of nowhere. Often, something triggers or causes you to feel the way you do. It may not be a simple, single event either. But other times, figuring out the trigger may be easy.

3. Analyze connections

You may notice that some emotions you identify can lead to other emotions. For example, if you’re in a healthy romantic relationship you may experience emotions, such as trust and joy. This may lead to feelings of optimism, which falls between anticipation and joy on the feelings wheel.

4. Make changes or take other action

When you start to identify your emotions and triggers, you can start to figure out ways to take positive action. In the example of having a romantic partner, you may notice that you experience emotions connected with love because they make you feel safe.


But if you’ve been in unhealthy relationships in the past, this may cause you to worry about possible changes that can happen in the future of your relationship. Instead of avoiding the emotions you’re experiencing, it can help to honestly express how you feel with your partner when you’re ready.


In Christ Handout Resource

What does scripture and God say about YOU?


For the full handout click here!

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

If you or someone you know needs support now, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org


For more info: click 988

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