Resources

Mental Illness General Information
National Alliance on Mental Illness (1-800-273-8255)

Suicide
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK) or (1-800-SUICIDE)

Depression
When Life Goes Dark by Richard Winter
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
Understanding Depression by Siang-Yang Tan and John Ortberg, Jr.
Spiritual Depression: Its Causes and Cure by David Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Loss and Grieving
A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows through Loss by Jerry L. Sittser
Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert

Children
Crisis Nursery Emergency Care for Kids (1-314-768-3201)
The Whole Brained Child by Dan Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
When Someone Very Special Dies: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief by Marge Heegaard
When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief by Marge Heegaard
When Mom and Dad Separate: Children Can Learn to Cope with Grief from Divorce by Marge Heegaard
When Someone Has a Very Serious Illness: Children Can Learn to Cope with Loss and Change by Marge Heegaard

Anxiety
Panic Attacks Workbook by David Carbonell
Calm mindfulness app available for Android and iPhone

Addictions
First Light
Harris House (1-314-631-4299)
Celebrate Recovery
Start Your Recovery
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) (1-314-647-3677)
Cocaine Anonymous (CA) (1-314-361-3500)
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) (1-314-830-3232)
Bridgeway Behavioral Health (1-636-224-1000)
Traumatic Impact of Sex Addiction on Family video on YouTube
Listening to the Children of Sexual Addicts video on YouTube

Complex Trauma
Complex Trauma: Understanding and Treatment video on YouTube

The Role of the Church
Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson

Homelessness
Emergency Shelter Hotline St.Louis (1-314-802-5444)
Illinois Shelter Hotline (1-618-397-5730)

Comprehensive Care
Places for People (1-314-535-5600)
St. Patrick Center (1-314-802-0700)

Psychiatrists
Dr. Terry Guiley (1-314-849-2120)
Sundeep Jayaprabhu (1-314-862-7755)
Mini Tandon (1-314-286-0180)
Dr. Kevin Miller (1-314-997-6463)

Caregivers
Resilient ministry: What pastors told us about surviving and thriving by Burns, Chapman, and Guthrie
Suffering and the heart of God: How trauma destroys and Christ restores by Diane Langberg
Compassion Fatigue article from GoodTherapy

Sexual Abuse and Trauma
On the Threshold of Hope by Diane Langberg
The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Dan Allender
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk
The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild
8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing by Babette Rothschild

Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss
Hannah’s Hope: Seeking God’s Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss by Jennifer Saake
Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility by Jaffe, Diamond, and Diamond
Love Letters to Miscarried Moms: Written in the Midst of My Grief So That You Will Not Be Alone in Yours. by Samantha Evans

Forgiveness and Reconciliation
How to Move from Forgiveness to Reconciliation article from The Gospel Coalition

Marriage and Dating
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson
Created for Connection: The “Hold Me Tight” Guide for Christian Couples by Sue Johnson
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman and Nan Silver
Intimate Allies: Rediscovering God’s Design for Marriage and Becoming Soul Mates for Life by Dan B. Allender and Tremper Longman III

Other
Statement of Faith