The Bible has plenty to say about worry and anxiety, but for someone struggling with Anxiety Disorder, those may only feel like words on a page. Learn more about clinical anxiety, along with ways to support and encourage people who live with Anxiety Disorder.
This article from Relevant magazine describes the author’s personal experience with anxiety and seven practical tips for how to manage it. It includes Scriptural references which undergird some of the practical principles mentioned.
Summary: Did you know that anxiety is the most prevalent mental health challenge in the world? This means many of us within the Church also experience anxiety. Though psychological and medical support is very important, so is digging deeper into understanding anxiety with a spiritual lens. Sanctuary has created a new five-day devotional series “Into the Deep: Going Beyond Anxiety” written by psychologist and Sanctuary Advisor Dr. Edward Ng. The devotional series encourages participants to work through anxiety by courageous and fruitful contemplation of the fear that underlies it.
In this article Joe Padilla, the founder and CEO of Mental Health Grace Alliance, shares practical wisdom for how to offer a ministry of presence for someone who is struggling with their mental health. The suggestions offered are based on Scripture and best practices from neuroscience.
Speaking from lived experience, author Andrew Voigt encourages those with mental health struggles to find their worth, hope and healing in their God-given identity.
Learn signs of anxiety in children and how to address it
This article focuses on a God-centered approach for long-term recovery for teens dealing with anxiety issues, focusing on three truths that are helpful to parents and their kids.
Learn how to help teens change their anxious thinking habits and lead them torward a healthier mindset.
In this podcast, part of Higher Things’ “Drive to School Podcast” series, licensed mental health counselor Ashleigh Sheldon and Pastor Harrison Goodman discuss different kinds of anxiety, some of the root causes of anxiety, what Jesus says about anxiety, and how to address anxiety clinically and spiritually toward better wellness.
The foundations we recognize in our life impact our mental health and overall wellbeing. In this podcast, Deaconess Heidi Goehmann focuses on what God values based on His Word rather than what the world around us values, and how this Biblical perspective affects anxiety and the care we offer for anxiety, as well as mental health stigma in general. A discussion guide with questions related to the podcast is included.