“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27-28.


In these troubled times, there are many resources available when we or those we serve are searching for support and spiritual sustenance. This is a sample from reliable resources; most are being updated as we continue to live into the COVID-19 crisis. PDA is also offering resilience and faith leader support webinars.


Mental Health and Crisis Counseling Resources

For a curated list of mental health resources, start with the PC(USA) Mental Health Ministries page.

Some of the valuable crisis helpline resources available 24/7/365: the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK;  the Disaster Distress Helpline at 800-985-5990; and by text: 66746 (“TalkWithUs”).


Spiritual Resources

The Harvard Divinity School offers: Spiritual Resources During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Partnership Center, Center of Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lists helpful emotional and spiritual care resources:

The Greater Good Science Magazine has stories, tips, and tools for a happier life and a more compassionate society, with a current focus on the COVID-19 season


Resources for Ministry



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