Women's Mental Health Support Group

“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9

If you struggle with mental health issues, you are not alone. Whether or not you have an official name for your experience (anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, bipolar, anorexia...the list goes on), God knows you, sees you, hears you and loves you. Knowing that mental health concerns are a real and common issue in our church body, we wanted to create a safe, sacred place for the women of All Saints to share their struggles, challenges, and triumphs. This is a place for God’s light to shine into our darkness.

At All Saints we recognize that spiritual health and growth are intimately tied with emotional and psychological health. Whether this is a new or ongoing struggle, and whether or not you have sought professional help, we would love for you to join us. (If you feel you need additional counseling or medical support, All Saints can help you find resources.)

When and Where:

  • First Monday of each month, 8 - 9:30 PM (October 5, November 2, December 7 for 2020)

  • Due to COVID-19 and a desire to make everyone feel safe and comfortable, we will be meeting outside (weather permitting).

  • Fill out the form below to receive location information.

Goals

  • Provide a safe, sacred place for the women of All Saints to share their mental health struggles, challenges, and triumphs

  • Reassure every member that she is not alone in her mental health journey

  • Create a dedicated time and space where we can pray for one another

What to Expect:

  • We will be using Chuck DeGroat’s book Falling into Goodness: Daily Readings for Lent as a guide to our discussions. You are welcome to follow along in the book, but reading is not required to participate in the group.

  • All information you share will be kept strictly confidential, even your attendance.

  • No judgment. Our goal is to share our stories and to remind each other of God’s love and truth.

  • No pressure to share. If you want to come and just listen, that is ok! If you’re more comfortable communicating one-on-one, the group’s organizers are open and available for conversations outside of the group meetings.

Group Leaders:

  • Courtney Abernethy
  • Rebecca Giddings

We are women who, just like you, have struggled with mental health issues. We do not have all the answers, nor have we completed our journeys. But we are on the road with you and want to help point you (and ourselves) to “the answer” - Jesus Himself.