Mental Health

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 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


National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota   651-645-2948
Education, support groups, classes, further resources. You can make a donation to NAMI at this link:


Mental Health Minnesota - The Voice of Recovery


Seize the Awkward
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    (
Hennepin County  612-596-9438   (
Carver County       952-442-4437   (

Crisis Nursery
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.

Church Library
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 or the list of available books is here.  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.




Below are Caring Corner articles providing education on mental health.   We will be adding to these regularly, so check back for new articles.   If you have any suggestions or requests for specific subjects, contact Sue Fink

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.