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 In 1996, the General Conference of the United Methodist Church passed a resolution encouraging Methodist churches to become caring communities for those with mental illness. St. Francis has responded to that call and created a

Mental Health Ministry. It focuses on three areas:

  • Education to reduce the stigma of mental illness. 
  • Assistance with resources for those with mental illness    and their loved ones.
  • Advocacy for more mental health programs and treatments.

  • We know that people with mental illness are not strangers. They are our family members, our co-workers, our faith companions and sometimes, ourselves. Statistics indicate that nearly one half of all Americans will develop mental illness during their lifetimes, and most will not seek or receive the help they need.

St. Francis hopes to change that.