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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: ________________________

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Question: What happens to us and the people around us when we are not healthy mentally? ____________________________

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*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? ____________________________ _____________________________________________________

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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?

    Missional Community

    DNA Group

    One-on-One Discipling

 

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) ______

 

4)Do self-care:

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

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