Christian Counseling for Asian Americans

Half of all American adults will suffer from mental illness in their lifetime, according to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, this includes Asian Americans and non-Asians alike. When people are struggling with mental illness, the first place many people will call is the church. Mental health and well-being is a very important part of overall healthy ministry for churches, pastors, and church leaders to have a network of resources like Christian counseling to help people have hope and healing.

Mental Health Resources for Asian American Christians

Christian Asian Mental Health – advancing compassion and care through faith communities for everyone; an initiative of Asian American Christian Collaborative + Directories of Asian American Christian Counselors

MentalHealth.Bible – a curated collection of mental health resources that are especially useful for churches, clergy, pastors, and Christians – Mental Health ministry at Saddleback Church, with the valuable Mental Health Ministry Starter Kit

Mental Illness: What is the Church’s Role?” by Amy Simpson, author of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission

Going to Church May Improve Mental Health: Spirituality Lowers Risk of Substance Abuse, Adds Meaning to Life, Study Shows” by Charlene Laino (WebMD Health News)

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