Mental Health Resources

We are “breaking the silence” long maintained by the traditional church on the real-life experiences of mental health, suicide, addiction and more. BELOVED is a brave space where your story and your truth are held with grace, inclusion and compassion — not judgment. If you long to experience God and faith while living with mental illness or mental health challenges, BELOVED is the community for you.

Please find on this page resources to assist you in your mental health journey. If you would like to speak with one of our experienced ministry staff, please email [email protected].

Note that these resources are not a substitute for clinical care and/or medication as prescribed by your physician.

Rev. Dale Suggs spoke at University Christian Church on May 16th, 2021, about his personal journey struggling with both his own mental health and the stigma around mental illness in teh church. His sermon, entitled “Making It Personal: Mental Health & the Church,” is profoundly honest and vulnerable. Encounter Dale’s vision of the community of Jesus’ followers as a place of healing
for individuals and families facing mental health challenges.

Websites, Blogs and Books

Emotional Health with Alane Daugherty, PhD

These guided practices are offered by Alane Daugherty, PhD, a stress expert who teaches courses in stress management, emotional health, embodied spirituality, health and well-being, and the psychophysiology of contemplative practice. She is co-director of the Mind and Heart Research Lab, a psychophysiology lab and stress management and emotional health facility at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. She also serves as research consultant for the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont School of Theology.

Discover more of her work:

  • You can purchase Dr. Alane’s book “Unstressed” and download the free extra practices from the book here.
  • Keep up with Dr. Alane’s work by following her on Facebook here.
  • Join Dr. Alane for virtual meditation on Tuesdays at noon.
  • Read Dr. Alane’s articles on Psychology Today.

Guided Practices