NAMI FaithNet is a network composed of members and friends of NAMI. It was established for the purposes of:
- Facilitating the development within the faith community of a non-threatening, supportive environment for those with mental illness and their families.
- Pointing out the value of one’s spirituality in the recovery process from mental illness and the need for spiritual strength for those who are caretakers.
- Educating clergy and faith communities concerning mental illness and
- Encouraging advocacy of the faith community to bring about hope and help for all who are affected by mental illness.
NAMI FaithNet is not a religious network but rather an outreach to all religious organizations. It has had significant success in doing so because all the major religions have the basic tenets of giving care and showing compassion to those in need.
NAMI FaithNet respects all religious beliefs. It also recognizes the expression by the majority of those affected by mental illness of the importance of the role of their spirituality in their ability to cope with having one of these illnesses themselves or in caring for an ill friend or family member. NAMI FaithNet encourages all those who are affected by mental health challenges, who are also members of a faith community, to talk to their clergy person about mental illness and the role their faith is playing in their lives. This is done for two purposes:
By telling their clergy person their story, he or she becomes personally involved and personal involvement is the best method of education. Understanding requires not only the attention of the ears and eyes, but also the heart; and
By speaking to their clergy person, they have the opportunity to gain spiritual support. Sadly, at present, many shy away from speaking with their clergy person because of the effect the stigma of mental illness has had on their lives.
How can your place of worship take part in this conversation?
1-Please consider sharing these resources in your bulletin in May, for Mental Health Awareness Month, and/or September for National Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month.
2-Share a Mental Health Awareness Sunday sermon or homily at a service in May.
3-Participate in the NAMI-WRV Biking for Mental Wellness, a stigmafree Ride in May for Mental Health Awareness Month.
4-Provide a prayer with your faith community in September for National Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month.
For more information on other spiritual help, please see below for a list of resources and also review additional assistance on the Blaine County Recovery’s website.
|BLAINE COUNTY CHURCH & SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION|
|Spiritual help is available from all at no charge|
|Name||website||address||phone||pastor/contact||contact person email|
|Calvary Bible Church||calvarybiblewr.org||102 Coyote Bluff Dr. Hailey||208-788-9174||Ron Brownemail@example.com|
|Calvary Chapel Wood River||calvarychapelwoodriver.org||21 E. Maple Street Hailey||208-578-0560||David Rosser|
|Christian Science Society Ketchum||760 1st. Ave. N, Ketchum||208-726-2983|
|Community Baptist Church||200 S. 2nd Ave. Hailey||208-788-4107|
|Emmanuel Episcopal||emmanuelhailey.org||101 2nd Ave. S., Hailey||208-788-3547||Lea Colvill|
|Jehovah’s Witnesses||jw.org||2731 Shenandoah Dr., Hailey||208-788-2299|
|Larkin Memorial Comm. Church||facebook.com/careycommunitychurch||20504 N Main St., Carey||208-720-2076||Richard Kimballfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|LDS Church Carey||churchofjesuschrist.org||20494 North Main Street,, Carey||208-823-4691|
|LDS Church Hailey||churchofjesuschrist.org||1021 War Eagle Drive, Hailey||208-788-4250|
|LDS Church Ketchum/Sun Valley||churchofjesuschrist.org||300 Spruce Ave, Ketchum||208-726-5984|
|Light on the Mountains||lightonthemountains.org||12446 State Hwy 75, Ketchum||208-727-1631||John Morelandemail@example.com|
|Our Lady Of The Snows Catholicfirstname.lastname@example.org||206 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley||208-622-3432||Justin Bradyemail@example.com|
|Presbyterian Church of Big Wood||pcbw.org||100 Saddle Rd, Ketchum||208-726-5123||Mark Inouyefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wood River SDA Church||woodrivervalleyid.adventistchurch.org||701 S. Main St., Hailey||208-788-9448||John Hall||Johnabcf@yahoo.com|
|Sri Murugan Temple (Hindu)||451 River St. E, Ketchum||208-726-7555|
|St Thomas Episcopal||stthomassunvalley.org||PO Box 1070; 201 Sun Valley Rd.||208-726-5349||Robert Gieselmannemail@example.com|
|St. Charles Catholic Churchfirstname.lastname@example.org||313n1st Ave.S, Hailey||208-788-3024||Justin Bradyemail@example.com|
|The Life Church||lifechurchsunvalley.org||931 N. River St., Hailey||208-788-2992||Mike Hendricksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|The Rock Church||therockchurchwrv.org||511 N Main Hailey||208-788-5470||Konrad Ziesingemail@example.com|
|Valley of Peace Lutheran Church||haileyvop.org||740 Wintergreen, Hailey||208-788-3066||Gerald Reinkefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wood River Inclusive Catholic||12446 State Hwy 75, Ketchum||208-720-8929||Teresa Gregory|
|Wood River Jewish Community||wrjc.org||471 Leadville Ave, Ketchum||208-726-1183||Robbi Sherwinemail@example.com|
|Wood River Sangha (Buddhist)||woodriversangha.com||221 Northwood Way, A300, Hailey||208-720-5138||Mary Ann Chubb||m80@ cox.net|
|Blaine County Chaplaincy||503-805-1280||Mike Higgsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Blaine County Chaplaincy||208-721-8055||Al Oliveremail@example.com|
|Blaine County Chaplaincy||970-846-8081||Jake Hothemfirstname.lastname@example.org|