The Ministry of Healing and Wholeness was created to deepen our experiences, efforts and programs at LOC to foster healing and wholeness with a focused importance on addressing loneliness and mental illness. Half of us will experience a mental illness in our lifetime and one in four of us currently struggles.
Our hope is to reach out to our faith family and Delano community to reduce stigma and provide education, prayer, support and resources.
Currently our support groups are on hold until we are able to gather in person. Please reach out to Sue Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org for a listening ear, help finding resources, or prayer.
24 hour Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255
There’s also an option to text on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline website.
If urgent, call 911.
Crisis Text Line Text “MHFA” to 741741
A 24/7 connection to trained volunteers who will provide confidential advice, support and referral.
Minnesota Warmline- Mental Health Minnesota 651-288-0400
Provides a peer-to-peer approach to mental health recovery, support and wellness. Connect with people who are here to listen Monday-Saturday, 12:00 p.m-10:00 pm or text “Support” to 85511
Mental Health Minnesota - The Voice of Recovery mentalhealthmn.org
Seize the Awkward seizetheawkward.org
A website for teens and young adults who are concerned about the mental health of a friend. How to start a conversation and get help.
Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1 or text to 838255.
Free, confidential support for Veterans in crisis and their families and friends.
St. Cloud VA Medical Center 320-252-1670
County Human Services
Counties offer many services and information online or by phone.
Wright County 763-682-7400 (www.co.wright.mn.us)
Hennepin County 612-596-9438 (www.hennepin.us)
Carver County 952-442-4437 (www.co.carver.mn.us)
The Wright County Area Crisis Nursery provides short-term child care to families during medical emergencies, child care challenges or other difficult situations.
The 24-hour Crisis Nursery phone line is 320-406-8606.
Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery: 763-591-0100.
Light of Christ’s library is open during office hours (currently Wednesdays 9:15-11:30am). See “Resources for mental health” on the rolling shelf. Check out a book by filling out the card with your name and number or email and leave it in the box.
Mental Health Resource display cabinet is in the Narthex. This is accessible during office hours or church service times.
The "Caring Corner" is a weekly article in the church's newsletter, The Beacon. It is written by Sue Fink, a member of the Healing and Wholeness Ministry. We hope to provide timely words of encouragement, prayer, education and resources to help navigate the challenge of mental illness.
You can view the weekly newsletters from our Newsletter/ Beacon page.