FaithNet

NAMI Faithnet

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 Brown ron@calvarybiblewr.org
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 Kimball careychief@hotmail.com
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 Moreland johnjmoreland@gmail.com
Our Lady Of The Snows Catholic parishofficeols@gmail.com 206 Sun Valley Rd, Sun Valley 208-622-3432 Justin Brady padrebrady@gmail.com
Presbyterian Church of Big Wood pcbw.org 100 Saddle Rd, Ketchum 208-726-5123 Mark Inouye mark@pcbw.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 Gieselmann rob@stthomassunvalley.org
St. Charles Catholic Church stcharleshailey@gmail.com 313n1st Ave.S, Hailey 208-788-3024 Justin Brady padrebrady@gmail.com
The Life Church lifechurchsunvalley.org 931 N. River St., Hailey 208-788-2992 Mike Hendricks hendricks251@cox.net
The Rock Church therockchurchwrv.org 511 N Main Hailey 208-788-5470 Konrad Ziesing kfziesing@hotmail.com
Valley of Peace Lutheran Church haileyvop.org 740 Wintergreen, Hailey 208-788-3066 Gerald Reinke greinke13@gmail.com
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 Sherwin rabbirobbi@wrjc.org
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 Higgs sondancemike@gmail.com
Blaine County Chaplaincy 208-721-8055 Al Oliver alansoliver@gmail.com
Blaine County Chaplaincy 970-846-8081 Jake Hothem pjhothem@gmail.com