Resources

Phone Numbers

EMERGENCY 911
Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas: (214) 828-1000
Spanish Helpline: (972) 233-2428

Information and Referral 211.  (toll-free Texas statewide) http://www.211texas.org/
ADAPT Mobile Crisis: 1 (866) 260-8000
Dallas Police NON EMERGENCY: (214) 744-4444
Green Oaks Hospital: (972) 991-9504
Parkland Psychiatry Emergency: (214) 590-8761
Poison Help: 1 (800) 222-1222

Books

Amador, Xavier. I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help: How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. New York: Vida Press. 2010.

Downing, Catherine P.  Sparks of Redemptive Grace: Seeking and Seeing God Amid a Loved One’s Mental Illness. United States: HIS Publishing. 2016.

Karp, David A. The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness. New York, New York: Oxford University Press. 2001.

Miklowitz, David J. The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know. New York, New York: Guilford Press. 2002.

Papolos, Demitri F. and Janice Papolos. The Bipolar Child: The Definitive and Reassuring Guide to Childhood’s Most Misunderstood Disorder. New York, New York: Broadway Books. 1999.

Simpson, Amy. Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 2013.

Stanford Matthew S. Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness. Colorado Springs, CO: Paternoster Publishing. 2008.

Organizations and Online Resources

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Bring Change 2 Mind

International Bipolar Foundation

Mental Health and the Church

Mental Health Grace Alliance

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 

Other Resources

Healing Presence (PDF) How do people with profound mental health problems suffer? In our highly medicalized culture, we define and respond to disease from a biomedical model. We want to fix the ‘bad spot.’ But suffering is a richer concept, and true healing requires friendship and community.  By John Swinton, director of the Center for Spirituality and Health and is professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Pray for Families A 31-day prayer guide for families as they care for loved ones dealing with mental health difficulties.