Hope! There is hope for your situation. Life is meant to be more than simply surviving.
MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES ARE ON THE RISE.
Sometimes we are struggling, or sometimes we know someone we care about who is struggling, and we don’t know what to do. The Christian faith and the Bible have great wisdom to help us with the mental health challenges that we face today. When there is something wrong with our cars, we turn to the owner’s manual prepared by the manufacturer to find out what is wrong. In the same way, when our lives are broken, we can turn to our Creator to learn how to deal with these issues. He can help us look under the hood to find a way ahead.
join us in-person
All are warmly invited to join us for any or all of the sessions.Location: [St. Clements Community Centre]
(https://maps.app.goo.gl/jGC7CQ5uQY1Y2RaH9), 1 Green Street, St. Clements ON.Session will not be available online
join us online
Each session will be streamed live and can be viewed on our YouTube channel.
To access the live stream follow this link and look for the "LIVE" symbol on the video stream.To watch sessions from previous evenings, go to our Life Week 2022 playlist.Sessions from last year's Life Week are also available here.If you have any comments or questions, please contact us.
Heart of Joy
Monday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.Most people experience sadness and fear at some points in their lives, but sometimes these emotions can be crippling. This session will explore what depression and anxiety are. We will also suggest healthy ways of coping by learning how to develop life rhythms of resting, healthy relationships, and a good mindset.Heart of Self Control
Wednedsay, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m.We all have had or will have pain in our lives, and one common way to cope with pain is to self-medicate with addictions. Addictions can be as functional as workaholism, or more damaging like substance-use, or behaviours like gambling or ex- cessive shopping or technology use. Sexual addiction has also come to the forefront given how available pornography is online. In this session we will learn how ad- dictions work, and we will explore specific strategies to develop strength to break the addictive cycle and to live in freedomHeart of Love
Friday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.One of the biggest predictors of emotional health is the quality of our relationships. In this session we will learn how to develop healthier relationships that have satisfying emotional intimacy, and we will also explore how forgiveness and reconciliation can be helpful in healthy relationships.
mental health resources
An excellent series of booklets are available for free download from Focus on the Family.Titles include:
- Helping Children Thrive
- Understanding Healthy Boundaries
- Recognizing and Navigating Trauma
- Chronic Health Challenges
- Understanding Abuse
- Understanding and Navigating Anxiety
- Walking Through Grief
- Stress and Burnout
- Dealing With Depression
- Understanding and Navigating Addiction
Here is a selected list of counsellors available in our area:By Peaceful Waters
4-60 Baffin Place
Waterloo, ON N2V 1Z7
Locations are also available in Elmira, Arthur, Listowel and a variety of other locationsDelreen Hiscock
800 Franklin Blvd, Suite C9-10, Office #5,
Cambridge ON N1R 7Z1
GreenValley Counselling Services
900 Guelph Street
Kitchener, ON N2H
Virtual sessions only
email@example.comPlease note that all of these counsellors charge a fee for their services but may offer a free initial consultation
A key part of mental health is having a right relationship with God. Here are some resources that explain what that means and how you can have it.
Some Helpful Resources:
How can I have a really know God?
Visit 3-2-1 to watch a four-minute video animation explaining how Jesus is the way to know God.Questions Answered
Do you have questions about God and how to know Him, about the Christian life, about the Bible. Visit this site for some answers.Am I good enough for God to love me?
One of the very common misconceptions about God is that He evaluates us on how good we are as a person, and that if our good works outweigh our bad deeds, He will accept us. In this video, Jabe Nicholson explains how none of us are good enough, but God shows us mercy anyway. True Life is a gift He freely offers us.What does it mean to be a Christian?
This video is a detailed explanation (approximately 40 minutes in length) of what it means to be a Christian and how to become one presented by Sandy McEachern.
M. Div, Christian Counsellor
Stephen first trained in software engineering at the University of Waterloo and worked at IBM, but changed careers almost 25 years ago to work in full-time Christian ministry in a cross-cultural context, including living in China while studying to become conversationally
fluent in Mandarin.He is also a Christian counsellor who has experience working with people struggling with a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, damaged relationships, burnout, grief and trauma.He has been married for almost 20 years, and is raising two children, each with their unique temperaments and skills. He also cherishes the memory of one son who died as a young baby. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys reading, as well as down time with his family exploring the outdoors up north.
If you have any questions or comments or need further information, please reach out to us by email or using our webform.
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Heidelberg Bible Fellowship
2720 Kressler Road
Heidelberg, ON N0B 2M0