Mental Health and Chaplaincy Community Outreach
Mental Health and Chaplaincy’s Faith Community and Clergy Training videos are designed to help faith communities and clergy care for and support Veterans and persons with emotional and mental health struggles.
Discussion questions embedded in the videos encourage conversation within small groups of community members. They are ideal for religious education classes, book clubs, study or prayer groups, community meetings, Veterans’ gatherings, and the like.
For Faith Communities
Faith Communities, Veterans and Mental Health - Video #1 - "Partners In Care" explores caring for Veterans and other persons with emotional and mental health problems.
Faith Communities, Veterans and Mental Health - Video #2 - "Trauma" examines the support faith communities can provide those who have experienced trauma.
Faith Communities, Veterans and Mental Health - Video #3 - "Moral Injury" engages with moral injury, whether it be that of a Veteran or someone else who has gone through a different sort of challenging, life-changing experience.
Faith Communities, Veterans and Mental Health - Video #4 - "Belonging" explores belonging, practices of hospitality, and flourishing amidst suffering as communities of care.
Clergy and Mental Health Care - Video #1 - "Signposts Toward Collaboration" helps clergy explore how they, as leaders of faith communities, can create and sustain a welcoming community for those with mental health problems.
Clergy and Mental Health Care - Video #2 - "Abiding With Those Who Suffer" helps clergy consider how their faith communities minister to the needs of persons with mental health challenges.
We have DVDs available of the above videos and are currently piloting Discussion and Resource Guides for these videos. Contact us at MH-C@va.gov if you would like a copy of the DVDs and/or are interested in helping us pilot the Resource Guides with your colleagues or in your community.