Mental Health and Thriving: Laura Vellenga

“For me to understand who I was and who God was… I really needed to engage the world of mental health.”

Managing our own mental health and the erratic rhythms and pressures of staff life is a tough balancing act. We chat with Laura Vellenga, Interim Ministry Associate (Interim Ministry) on some best practices, along with tips for supervisors.

Laura began IVHeadstrong, a mental health facebook support group for staff. To join, look her up on Facebook and ask to be added.

Book Recommendations:
Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson
When Life Goes Dark: Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression by Richard Winter
Shades of Light: A Novel by Sharon Garlough Brown

Jonathan Walton