Vision: We get to LOVE radically, because we are radically loved!
Brain Health Sunday (Mark 12:30 NIV) 8/7/2022
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.
(Mark 12:30 NIV)
Facts about Mental “Brain” Health: ________________________
Question: What happens to us and the people around us when we are not healthy mentally? ____________________________
*With God’s help, we CAN kill the stigma around “mental” health and help each other be brain healthy!
Keys to building hope and resilience:
[adapted from 7 Keys to Resilience at hopemadestrong.org/]
1) Contemplate who God is and on what He’s done.
(Psalm 1:2; 18:16, 19; 37:4; 46:10; 111:2; 119:105, 111-112, 114, 125; 1 Samuel 12:24; Hebrews 12:2; Philippians 4:8)
a. Nothing in this world can give you ultimate satisfaction and lasting joy, only God can. (Psalm 16:11 ESV)
b. How do we contemplate God? ______________________
c. We must be intentional about slowing down to be with Jesus.
*What will help me contemplate on & delight in the Lord more? How can I help someone else? ____________________________ _____________________________________________________
2)Stay connected to other Christ-followers.
(Genesis 2:18; Ecclesiastes 4:9-10; Hebrews 10:25)
a. We were created to be in community.
b. Isolation opens us up to spiritual attack and increases the potential for anxiety, depression and sin.
c. Let someone know you are struggling.
*What disciple-making environment will I choose to be a part of?
3)Get your eyes off yourself.
a. Count your blessings regularly.
b. Be with and serve people not as fortunate as you.
*Who could I serve? (outside/inside the church building) ______
a. Hydrate, sleep, eat healthy, exercise, regular check-ups
b. Do more of what brings you joy--have fun!
*What replenishes me and brings me joy? __________________
5)Get professional help.
*National Hotline for Mental Health Crises and Suicide Prevention (24/7): call 988 or text "TALK" to 988
-Epic’s “Get Help” webpage: epicchristianchurch.com/get-help
-Torch Fitness & Wellness: https://torchwc.com
-Confidential screening: https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools/
-Free online assessment: www.emotionallyhealthy.org
- **do me a favor--if you are using this, please text or email me so I know if I should keep doing it or not, thanks! Pastor Jim