Mental Health Resources

During this COVID-19 crisis, people are experiencing a lot of stress and negative emotions. Some are dealing with anxiety, depression and fear at higher levels than ever before. Some are working through career interruptions, education plans gone awry, canceled weddings and restrictions for a loved one’s funeral. Even going to the grocery store can seem like a science fiction movie, leaving people feeling disoriented and lonely.

The executive order to shelter-in-place implies that your home is safe. Many marriages and home situations are in a troublesome season already, and forced togetherness only adds stress.

Utilize the following resources that lead to hope and encouragement, as well as tools for a faithful response to stress. If you need to talk to someone, contact


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
800-273-8255 | suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Local & Trusted Counselors:

Addiction & Recovery:

You can always contact our Pastors by emailing or calling 304.757.9166


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AnxietyDepression  Keeping Your Faith During COVID-19  MarriageGrief

Anxiety

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Meaningful Scriptures:

  • "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (NASB)
  • "Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me." John 14:1 (NASB)
  • "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6 (NASB)

Depression

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Meaningful Scriptures:

  • "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 (NASB)
  • "For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." Hebrews 12:3 (NASB)
  • "These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world." John 16:33 (NASB)
  • "Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10 (NASB)

Keeping your faith during covid-19

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God calls us to trust Him with those mysteries we don’t understand..."There are some things the LORD our God has kept secret, but there are some things he has let us know. These things belong to us and our children forever so that we will do everything in these teachings." Deuteronomy 29:29 (NCV)

Jesus promises to protect the salvation of everyone who comes to Him by faith..."Here is what the One who sent me wants me to do: I must not lose even one whom God gave me, but I must raise them all on the last day. Those who see the Son and believe in him have eternal life, and I will raise them on the last day. This is what my Father wants." John 6:39–40 (NCV)

God the Father draws people to believe in Jesus..."The Father is the One who sent me. No one can come to me unless the Father draws him to me, and I will raise that person up on the last day." John 6:44 (NCV)

God has placed his Spirit in believers who affirms that we are children of God..."The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them. The Spirit we received does not make us slaves again to fear; it makes us children of God. With that Spirit we cry out, “Father.” And the Spirit himself joins with our spirits to say we are God’s children." Romans 8:14–16 (NCV)

When we persistently seek to know Jesus, God will reveal Him to us and give us His Holy Spirit..."So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. “For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened. “Now suppose one of you fathers is asked by his son for a fish; he will not give him a snake instead of a fish, will he? “Or if he is asked for an egg, he will not give him a scorpion, will he? “If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him?" Luke 11:9–13 (NASB95)

Jesus loves those who believe in Him, but still struggle with unbelief..."Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, 'I do believe; help my unbelief.'" Mark 9:24 (NASB95)


Marriage

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Meaningful Scriptures:

  • “Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.” Ephesians 5:33 (NASB)
  • “…with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” Ephesians 4:2-3 (NASB)
  • “Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up. Furthermore, if two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 (NASB)
  • “Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 (NASB)

GRIEF

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  • “…and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." Revelation 21:4 (NASB)
  • “Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3 (NASB)
  • “The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18 (NASB)

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