Becoming a W.I.S.E. Church
WHAT IS A W.I.S.E CONGREGATION?
A WISE congregation has joined the mission to being Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged in the Mental Health of the community and the wider world. The objective of W.I.S.E. is to encourage our congregations to become more welcoming of those living with mental health challenges, to expand our inclusion of those who are living with mental health challenges, to be supportive of all who are affected by mental health conditions, and to engage in ways to live our commitment to be W.I.S.E. about mental health.
South Church has formed a ministry group that is working to help our congregation become a WISE congregation. See below to learn more about them!
You may have heard the buzz about a new ministry group focused on mental health. Watch this video to meet the group and learn what it means to become a WISE designated congregation!
South Church is aware and committed to support those who suffer from a mental illness and their loved ones. Please see links below to organizations that provide education and resources in Connecticut to address mental health.
Intercommunity Healthcare https://www.intercommunityct.org/
United Way 211 https://www.211.org/
NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness https://www.nami.org/
Alcoholics Anonymous, Connecticut General Service Area 11 https://ct-aa.org/
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES IN CHURCH LIBRARY: In the Church Library (outside of sanctuary), a bookshelf has been set up to hold books addressing mental health disorders, abuse, AA and alcoholism. Other bookshelves hold books covering relationships, aging and death. Some of the books are appropriate for teens and children. Please feel free to check out a book that is of interest to you.