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.
Support group #1: The Light of Christ's Healing and Wholeness Ministry is starting our first support group October 26, 2020. We welcome anyone who loves a friend or family member who is affected by mental illness. Our desire is to provide spiritual and emotional support for one another, by offering hope, resources and prayer. This will be a safe place to share our challenges and talk about how our faith in Christ can help us cope and take care of ourselves and our loved one.
This group will be led by Lona Jose and Sue Fink. Lona's career has been working with persons receiving mental health services, and Sue is a retired RN; both have family members they care and advocate for in their struggles with mental illness. You do not have to be alone in this journey. Let's share our struggles and invite God's healing touch! Please join us.
We plan to meet the second and fourth Monday each month from 7:00 - 8:30pm via Zoom until we can safely gather in person. Please contact Sue Fink by phone/text to 612-270-0172 or email: email@example.com for a Zoom invitation.
Coronavirus Parents Support Group:Parenting in a Pandemic will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month at 7:00 p.m. starting on January 14, 2021. This group is led by Stacy VanCura and Catherine Borman. Stacy is a licensed mental therapist who works out of Buffalo, MN. Catherine is a licensed elementary teacher who works in Light of Christ’s Children & Family Ministries. If you are a parent struggling with challenges brought about by these uncertain times, this support group provides a safe and confidential space to ask questions, share information, or to simply vent feelings. Contact Catherine Borman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stacy VanCura at JSVC@frontiernet.net for any questions.
24 hour Suicide Hotline
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
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
National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota
Mental Health Minnesota - The Voice of Recovery
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
County Human Services
Counties offer many services and information online or by phone.
Wright County 763-682-7400
Hennepin County 612-596-9438 (www.hennepin.us)
Carver County 952-442-4437 (www.co.carver.mn.us) Helpline: 800-985-5990
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 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.
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.