Who We Are:
In April 2010, Toledo Area Ministries held a forum to discuss the continuing stereotypes and false information that still exist in congregations around the issues related to mental illness. As a result of the information and stories shared it was decided to form a Mental Health Task Force in order to raise the bar on information and education related to a congregational response to mental illness within congregations and the community. Pastors and Church Staff need better tools at their disposal and the myths around mental illness need to diminish. Congregations need to become aware that these issues often exist in silence in the very people with whom they worship.
In order to become a more compassionate people of faith, the Mental Health Task Force was formed to inform, equip, and empower clergy, congregations and the community about Mental Health and its related issues.
In 2013, TAM Mental Health Task Force received a grant with which to hire a part time Mental Health Task Force Coordinator, which resulted in it becoming the TAM Mental Health Council, a Program of Toledo Area Ministries.
The TAM Mental Health Council meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at 9:30 a.m. at NAMI of Greater Toledo.
Mental Health Council has a few partnering agencies. These agencies include:
- Lutheran Social Services
- A Renewed Mind
- Diocese of Toledo
- WRAP Program
- Our Lady of Perpetual Help / Spiritual Care
Our hosting churches include:
- St.Phillips Lutheran
- Harbor Toledo
- Frederick Douglass Center
Want to learn how you can help to eradicate the negative connotations of mental illness?
With GREAT thanks, Toledo Area Ministries and the Mental Health Council are proud to say that funding for this program is provided by:
Zion Lutheran, Waterville
The Kischner Family Foundation