Slideshow image

The first week in October is recognized by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) as Mental Illness Awareness Week. Mental illness is a very real part of our lives. Creating awareness by recognizing signs and symptoms is an important step in acknowledging its presence in our community. These are some signs to recognize:

  • Feeling very sad or withdrawn for more than two weeks
  • Trying to harm or end one’s life
  • Sudden overwhelming fear
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Drastic changes in mood, behavior, personality or sleep
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Intense worries that get in the way of daily activities
  • Severe, out-of-control, risk-taking behavior that may cause harm to self or others

Help is just a phone call away. Call the church office at 303-841-3739 and talk to the pastoral team OR call Colorado Crisis services at 988 or 1-844-493-8255 or Text “TALK” to 38255

Trained counselors are available for immediate and confidential help.

JOY will include a special Litany for Mental Health at the September 30th and October 1st worship services.