Mental Health and faith-based organizations: Caring for the whole person, body, mind and spirit, is fundamental to Christian health care. If your organization has resources related to Mental Health, please share them with the CCIH network. Contact Kathy Erb at kathy.erb (at) ccih.org
Crisis Care Training International
Dr. Phyllis Kilbourn founded Crisis Care Training International (CCTI) after her experience in a number of countries as a missionary led her to believe that the local church’s participation in helping suffering children around the world was the answer to their overwhelming need. She founded CCTI (a CCIH member) in 2004 to focus on equipping the local and international church and parachurch organizations on trauma and crisis care. CCTI offers Healing and Hope for Children in Crisis, a flexible, multi-module curriculum for training caregivers working with children who have experienced trauma from crisis experiences such as physical, sexual or emotional abuse, abandonment and/or exploitation. Learn more about CCTI and the training and contact Amy Wilson at awilson (at) ccti-wec.org for more information.
Meeting People Where They Are CHAG Integrates Mental Health Services for Greater Impact
Mental health services are often kept in silos away from other health services. Inaccessibility, compounded with the stigma surrounding mental health issues, means many people do not get the help they need. The Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) received a five-year grant from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) spanning from 2013 to 2018 to improve accessibility to mental health services, increase awareness and reduce stigma. In this interview, CHAG Executive Director Peter Yeboah does a deep dive into the project, including what they achieved and learned, the challenges that remain, and next steps. Read the interview