Freedome Church

advocates for whole health as it relates to mental health issues & illnesses

We believe in personal empowerment, recovery, healing, and wellness for those suffering from chronic mental health issues 

 

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Mental Health Recovery , Healing & Wholeness

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Why Mental Wellness?

Many things have an affect on Mental Health. Our whole life needs to be examined and transformed to extinguish patterns that produce illness and embrace patterns that produce wellness. It requires a desire to listen to the inside, not of ourselves, but to seek wisdom from the Almighty regarding issues we feel are "out of control". 

As you seek professional help, start a journal where you can collect information about yourself and become your own advocate for health and wellness. 


Food For Thought

asian salad

Eat a variety of Fresh, Organic, Fruits and Vegetables whenever possible. Its not one fruit or vegetable that has healing powers or magical properties- it is the balance of eating a variety of many micronutritents in concert. Eat all the colors, even a small addition of fresh herbs, or even spices can add depth of flavor and nutritional value to the dish you are making. 

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The Basics

The SERENITY PRAYER asks God for courage to change what we can change, Serenity to accept the things we cannot change and all the things we do not control, and wisdom to know the difference.

Some AREAS that impact wholeness & wellness :

  • Sleep Hygiene - the pattern of behavior surrounding bedtime, the routines and habits that can enhance the biological rhythm and create balance, help dream quality, and physical restoration.
  • Nutrition - the pattern of behavior surrounding mealtime, including rituals and habits that can lead to healthy choices, including food education, mindfulness, and gratitude. Nutrition also involves access to whole, real, unprocessed food items 
  • Community being a part of the community that really allows you to reach your potential 
  • Movement - moving the body every day, which can improve breathing, mobility, and energy levels
  • Relaxation & Recreation- activities that allow the brain to have a break, and allows the body to let go of stress, create enjoyable memories and experiences
  • Medication Management - tips and techniques that can make a big difference, information that is crucial to know, and resources. The right to take and the right to ask questions, the right to request less medication and alternatives- and things that can help make this a safe process for the individual.
  • Spiritual Discipline - finding congruency, direction, and community as a personal journey of faith.

 


We believe that a person is a person first. The illness is NOT an identity. And we believe that a person is a whole person. Here are some concepts that really form part of our discussion about mental health, motivate our outreach, and philosophy...

Whole Body Health . the whole body is connected. the brain is part of the whole body. 

Having a supportive by environment that encourages personal choices

Seeking OPTIMUM vitality

Making progress congruent with personal goals

Acknowledging Spiritual, Biblical TRUTH as the core & foundation for peace & having a healthy balance of how to integrate that into daily living

Seeking HEALING & Health & wholeness from God

Delighting in God above all ...as the ONE who truly understands everything about these illnesses/issues, and as a provider of GUIDANCE... and this DOES include the medical professionals available- whether they are therapists, psychiatrists, whole health specialists, endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, etc... Medicine is a resource which God will use to help and heal illnesses... 

We are NOT anti-medication... 

We are NOT anti-psychiatry...

For us HOLISTIC MENTAL HEALTH means that a person would have access to all the different tools and resources that can restore balance, health, and wholeness, on a biological, emotional, and spiritual level...

 

illness


here is a collage...

it says all different Illness names... and asks the question "is one BETTER than the other?"

with chronic illness, why do we even get into the issues of shame and stigma- when really we need all our focus on health and healing...

instead of picking and choosing which illness is more "acceptable" and which is not.... let's help individuals heal.

Each person has enough trouble of their own with their own illness without stigma & societal bias.

 

 

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