Mental Health & Wellness

Online and Local Resources & Support

Suicide Prevention

  • Suicide and Crisis Lifeline National number - 988 
  • Hours: Available 24 hours. Languages: English, Spanish
  • Indiana resources page -
  • Resources for Youth, Veterans, Crisis Counseling by text

Sheltering Wings (abuse help in Hendricks County)

Indiana Mental health resources 

Mental Health America    

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance  

Anxiety and Depression Association of America 

Eating Disorders

  • The National Eating Disorders Association
  • Provides support and access to care for individuals and families affected by eating disorders.

Alcoholics Anonymous 

Narcotics Anonymous 

Al-Anon Family Groups 

Gamblers Anonymous 

Mental Health Ministries 

Fear- Scripture to Invite Jesus to walk with you when you have fear

  • 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind.”
  • Deuteronomy 31:8 “He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
  • Isaiah 43:1 “Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Depression- Scripture to invite Jesus to be present as you experience depression

  • Psalm 34:17 “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.”
  • Psalm 42:11 “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
  • 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”
  • Psalm 40: 1-3 1 “I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.”

Anxiety- Scripture to aid you to feel closer to Jesus as you experience anxiety

  • Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
  • Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
  • John 14:27 “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.”

Recommended Books

  • Caplinger, Madison. Heavy Laden: Hope in the Gospel for Depression, Anxiety, and Mental Illness. Independently published, 2022.
  • Cook, Christopher C.H., editor and Hamley, Isabelle, editor. The Bible and Mental Health: Towards a Biblical Theology of Mental Health.  SCM Press, 2020.
  • Simpson, Amy. Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. InterVarsity Press, 2013.
  • Stanford, Matthew S. Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness. InterVarsity Press, 2017.