20+ Resources for Mental Health


The month of May is Mental Health Awareness month. This is an important month to bring attention to a crucial topic that impacts many individuals and families.

Many pastors and Christians feel inadequate to address the topic of mental illness and help those in need. Many church members feel that this issue is beyond the bounds of the Bible. We want to show the church that Jesus can bring healing to the most extreme problems of mental illness. The Bible has vital things to say about mental health.

Below are a few of the many resources that ACBC has produced in the past three years that address the various topics concerning mental illness. Many of these resources come from ACBC events. This October, our annual conference is on the topic of Faithfully Protestant: Biblical Counseling and the Reformation. We hope that you will join us for that event as we continue to bring a uniquely biblical perspective on these matters. It is our prayer that these resources equip you to faithfully help those you love.


Official ACBC Statement: 

Statement from the ACBC Board on Mental Illness and Medicine


Can Jesus Heal Mental Illness? Four Part Blog Series: 

The Nature of Mental Illness (Part 1) 

Mental Illness and the Healing of Jesus (Part 2) 

The Importance of the Body (Part 3) 

Mental Illness, Spiritual Issues, and Suffering (Part 4) 


Other Blogs: 

The Spiritual Nature of Mental Illness (Part 1) 

The Spiritual Nature of Mental Illness (Part 2) 

Who Is Saying Medicine Is Unimportant? (Part 1) 

Who Is Saying Medicine Is Unimportant? (Part 2)

Myth #1 – ACBC Trains Their Counselors to Get Counselees Off Of Their Psychiatric Medication 


Podcast Audio:

How Should Christians Think about Mental Illness? (Podcast with Dr. George Sanders) 

Does the Bible Really Address My Problems? (Podcast with Dr. Heath Lambert) 

Myths about Biblical Counseling and Medication 


Free ACBC Videos:

Panel Discussion of ACBC Certified Medical Doctors (Questions listed and time-stamped) 

Counseling and Medical Issues – Panel Discussion (Lambert, Gannons, Wickert) from ACBC on Vimeo.

What Is Medical About Mental Illness?

Brothers, We Are Not Therapists 

Medicine Q&A (Part 1 with Transcription): What Is Mental Illness?

ACBC – Medicine Q&A What Is Mental Illness from ACBC on Vimeo.

How Can Christians Tell the Difference Between a Spiritual Issue and a Physical One? Medical Q&A (Part 2 with Transcription)

ACBC – Medicine Q&A Difference between Spiritual and Physical Issues from ACBC on Vimeo.

Should Christians Take Medication? Medical Q&A (Part 3 with Transcription)

ACBC – Medicine Q&A Should Christians Take Medicine from ACBC on Vimeo.


Other Resources available for Purchase: 

The Gospel and Mental Illness (Amazon Kindle and Paperback)

The Complete Conference Card on The Gospel and Mental Illness (70+ Hours from the 2014 Annual Conference)

The Complete Conference Card on Counseling and Medical Issues (2014 Pre-Conference)

The Bible, Medicine, and Medical Issues (Winter Webinar)


Share your thoughts


  • Cheri McKee
    May 17, 2017

    Since ACBC has had a heart to reach deaf people and has at least one deaf certified member, I encourage you to add subtitles or provide transcripts of all video and audio resources that you make available on your web site.

  • Jeanette Smith
    May 17, 2017

    We are so happy that you are address this subject.

  • Jeanette Smith
    May 17, 2017

    Thank you for these resources.

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