For Mental Health Awareness Month, National Benevolent Association asked Disciples to respond creatively to this question: Where do you see God in your mental health journey? Today we share resources and content that center mental health and the brain.

Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness With Children and Teens by Sarah Griffith LundParenting from childhood through adolescence and into early adulthood is a daunting task, made more so by the unpredictable turns and challenges every family faces. Being able to be honest and real about these challenges can help you provide stability to children facing mental health related issues, allowing them to flourish. Through vivid and powerful storytelling, Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Children and Teens will remove the barriers of stigma and shame associated with mental illness in children and teens.

Readers will know they are not alone and be reminded of God’s grace and loving presence in the midst of the heartache and struggle of mental illness. In addition to stories of children and youth experiencing mental health challenges, Blessed Youth includes practical resources such as prayers and a guide for having age-appropriate talks with children about warning signs and how to get help for themselves and friends. Ultimately, this important resource offers hope and help for everyone who loves a child or youth with mental health challenges. You can order a copy at Chalice Press.