HELP AND RESOURCES IN OUR COMMUNITIES

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

It’s time to be honest about mental health. It’s ok to not be ok!  A whole lot of us are struggling. We may show roses, but we all have some weeds! This page contains supporting materials and resources for you as we engage with this series together. 

WELLNESS TOOLS AND RESOURCES

You are not alone.
There is
HELP and there is HOPE.

WEEDS

A SERIES ON MENTAL HEALTH

Just like every garden has weeds, every one of us have struggles. We may show roses, but we all have some weeds! Everybody is either struggling or knows someone who is with anxiety, worry, depression, suicide, self-harm and more. Jesus cares! He gets us! We believe turning to Him opens the door to getting help and hope. This series is for those who need hope and those who want to help.

During this series we’ll identify ways we can find help and hope in each situation through Jesus. 

Bookmark this page and check back weekly throughout the series as we release practical tools and new resources, as well as scriptures and encouragement to help you or those you love in their mental health journey.

Looking for the Life Group Study Notes for this message series? Use the link below to find our Curriculum page. 

TOOLS AND RESOURCES

MENTAL HEALTH PLAYLIST
RESOURCE FROM OUR WEEDS MENTAL HEALTH SERIES

Immerse yourself in the healing power of music through our Spotify playlist. As part of our commitment to mental health support in our “Weeds” series, we’ve curated worship songs to uplift and inspire. Let these melodies accompany you towards healing and hope.

WEEKLY RESOURCES

Week 5: Help and Hope

Help and Hope: Interview with Dr. Carl Lloyd

ADDITIONAL VIDEO RESOURCE

David, as a part of our mental health series, sits down to interview Dr. Carl Lloyd. They discuss ways to find help and hope.

These four “screens” for Depression and Anxiety can be found by searching on Google:

  • The Beck Depression Inventory-2nd edition (BDI-2)
  • The Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI)
  • The PHQ9 for screening depression
  • The GAD7 for screening anxiety
  • David Burns (1999). Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy.
  • David Burns (1999).The Feeling Good Handbook.
  • David Burns (2020). Feeling Great: The New Revolutionary New Treatment for Depression and Anxiety.
  • Mark Farley (2023). Gratitude Journal.
  • Casey Gwinn and Chan Hellman (2018). Hope Rising: How the Science of Hope can Change Your Life.
  • Janice Kaplan (2022). The Gratitude Diaries: How a Year Looking on the Bright Side can Transform Your Life.
  • Carole Lewis. A Thankful Heart: How Gratitude Brings Hope & Healing to Your Life.
  • Shane Lopez (2014). Making Hope Happen: Create the Future You Want for Yourself and Others. 
  • Amy Oestreicher (2021). Creativity and Gratitude.
  • Oliver Sacks (2015). Gratitude.
  • C.R. Snyder (2003). The Psychology of Hope: You can get there from  here.
  • Dan Tomasulo and Scott Kaufman (2020). Learned Hopefulness: The Power of Positivity to Overcome Depression.
  • Nancy Wolgemuth and Joni E. Tada (2011). Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy.
  • Zafubliss (2024). Cultivating Gratitude.

Week 4: H.A.L.T Depression

HALT the Battle: Interview with Dr. Aundrea Paxton

ADDITIONAL VIDEO RESOURCE

David sits down to interview Dr. Aundrea Paxton, PsyD, clinical psychologist and counselor. They discuss loneliness and its contribution to depression in loved ones and ourselves, some insights, the indicator called “stuck sadness”, all while emphasizing the importance of seeking after God in prayer. 

Week 3: You Are Not Alone - Self-Harm & Suicide

You Are Not Alone: Interview with Chantelle Dockter

ADDITIONAL VIDEO RESOURCE

David, as a part of our mental health series, sits down to interview Chantelle Dockter, women’s mental health expert. Today they talk about the contributing factors that lead to self harm in teens. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm or thoughts of suicide, Call 988 (Suicide Prevention Hotline) to speak with someone who can help.

You Are Not Alone: Interview with Carl Lloyd and Amy Maas

ADDITIONAL VIDEO RESOURCE

David, as a part of our mental health series, sits down to interview Dr. Carl Lloyd and Amy Maas. Today they talk about the loss of a family member to self harm.

If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm or thoughts of suicide, Call 988 (Suicide Prevention Hotline) to speak with someone who can help.

Book Resources

  • Son, We Need to Talk by LeRoy Lawson
  • Good Grief by Granger E. Westberg

NACSW…North American Association of Christians in Social Work; nacsw.org

AACC…American Association for Christian Counselors; aacc.net

CAPS…Christian Association for Psychological Studies; caps.net

Week 2: Overcoming - Anxiety & Worry

Overcoming Worry and Anxiety: Interview with Michelle Shelton

ADDITIONAL VIDEO RESOURCE

David, as a part of our mental health series, sits down to interview Dr. Michelle Shelton, an Oregon Based Marriage and Family Therapist. Today David asks Michelle about overcoming worry and anxiety. 

Want to find out more about Michelle and her work at The Hope Connection? Here is a link to contact her.

Overcoming Worry and Anxiety: Interview with Abe Hatch

ADDITIONAL VIDEO RESOURCE

David, as a part of our mental health series, sits down to interview Abe Hatch, an Australian Psychologist working with children’s mental health. Today David asks Abe about overcoming worry and anxiety. 

Want to find out more about Abe Hatch and his work at the Kookaburra Community? Here is a link to contact him.

Week 1: Honest

Being Honest: An Interview with Abe Hatch

ADDITIONAL VIDEO RESOURCE

David, as a part of our mental health series, sits down to interview Abe Hatch, an Australian Psychologist working with children’s mental health. His focus this week is on Being Honest! This discussion is a great tool for those looking for more practical mental health tools. Watch for “P.L.A.C.E.” tools! 

Want to find out more about Abe Hatch and his work at the Kookaburra Community? Here is a link to contact him.

VIDEO RESOURCES

Explore our video resources tailored to accompany our “Weeds – A Study on Mental Health” series. Delve into conversations with mental health professionals as they provide insights and tools for managing challenges. Let these videos be a source of support and inspiration as you prioritize your mental well-being.

Example Video

EXAMPLE SECOND LINE

Explore our video resources tailored to accompany our “Weeds – A Study on Mental Health” series. Delve into conversations with mental health professionals as they provide insights and tools for managing challenges.

Example Video

EXAMPLE SECOND LINE

Explore our video resources tailored to accompany our “Weeds – A Study on Mental Health” series. Delve into conversations with mental health professionals as they provide insights and tools for managing challenges.

Support Resources Available at NCC

NCC is here to be a safe place for you as you walk through life’s challenges. If you are in need of support and encouragement, or know someone who could benefit from these resources, check out the links and share this page. Be sure to connect with us if we can help in any way!

Christian Counseling

Counseling is an opportunity for people to talk through issues that are affecting their life, with someone specifically trained to help, be it a pastor or counseling professional. 

Meets: Individually As Needed

Stephen Ministry

The Stephen Ministry exists to provide high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the NCC congregation and the community experiencing life difficulties. 

Meets: Individually As Needed

Grief Share

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

Celebrate Recovery

CR is a Christ-centered program for all of our hurts, hang-ups and habits. You’ll find real answers, real hope, and a real future— one healing choice at a time.

Meets:
McMinnville: Tuesdays, 6:00pm
Newberg & Tigard: Wednesdays, 6:00pm

423 Communities

423 Communities are for those who have tried and failed to achieve sexual purity. You are not alone. We meet for mutual support, accountability, and to honestly confess our utter dependence on Jesus Christ.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Newberg:
Monday – Friday at noon,
Saturday at 10:00am

Divorce Care

Divorce is one of the most painful life events a person can go through. DivorceCare was created to provide unique support and encouragement that participants need during this time, by those who have experienced the same kind of separation. 

Memory Keepers

This group is designed to provide a safe, judgement-free, confidential atmosphere of sharing for those who are caring for a family member suffering from dementia.  It doesn’t matter if your family member resides in your home with you, or in a care facility.

Meets: Every other Friday at 10:00am

Resources In Our Community

Suicide Prevention Hotline - Call 988

In times of crisis, help is just a phone call away. Available 24/7, trained counselors offer compassionate support and guidance to individuals in distress. Whether you’re struggling with thoughts of suicide or concerned about a loved one, reach out for confidential assistance and find hope in moments of darkness.

CALL - 988

Veterans in Immediate need can
CALL – 988 (Prevention Hotline)
Press “1”
for vet specific help.

Veteran Resources

Mission 22 provides support to Veterans and their families when they need it most: right now. Through a comprehensive approach of outreach, events, and programs, we’re promoting long-term wellness and sustainable growth.

Christian Counseling Centers of Oregon

Christian Counseling Centers of Oregon strives to provide the most professional and affordable counseling.

Resources In Our Counties

Yamhill County

Health And Human Services
Crisis Hotline: 1-844-842-8200

Yamhill County Health and Human Services (HHS) provides publicly funded behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and public health services to all residents of Yamhill County.

Health And Human Services
Crisis Hotline: 1-844-842-8200

Walk-in services are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm at: 

627 NE Evans Street
McMinnville OR, 97128
Phone: 503-434-7523

2318 E. Portland Rd, Suite 100
Newberg, OR 97132
Phone: 503-538-8970

Washington County

Health And Human Services
Crisis Line: 503-291-9111

Washington County Health and Human Services cares for people in  Washington County. The want to build and foster a healthy, equitable and supportive community.

The Hawthorn Walk-in Center
Sundays from 12-4 p.m. and Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Provides urgent services for mental health and substance use concerns.

5240 NE Elam Young Parkway,
Suite 100
Hillsboro, Oregon 97124

There is no out-of-pocket cost for seeking help at the center. All conversations are confidential. If you are seeing a counselor or medical provider, we will ask if you are willing to sign a release of information document so we can coordinate your care with them.

Individual Local Counselor Resources

Michelle E. Shelton, EdD, MA, LMFT

The Hope Connection

Abe Hatch, LPC

Kookaburra Community
A mental health counseling (talk therapy) service.

Aundrea Paxton, PsyD

Take Heart Counseling
Psychologist based in Beaverton, Oregon. 

Ryan Roemer, PsyD

Providence Behavioral Health
Phone:
(503) 537-1671

Rev. Dr. Carl Lloyd PhD, PsyD, LPC, MAC

Mending Ministries, Inc.
Professor Emeritus George Fox University 

Text Carl: 971-330-3913

Christian Counseling Centers of Oregon

Below are the names of several counselors from CCCO and the campus at which they meet with people during the week. You can visit their website and reach out to one of these professionals or call their offices directly.

Office Number: 503-636-4176

Tim Howell, MA, LPC

Tigard Campus

Chantelle Dockter, MA, LPC

Tigard Campus

Charlett Smith, MA, LPC

Newberg Campus

Steven Muir, MA, LPC

Newberg Campus

Reach Out To Christian Counseling Centers of Oregon. Visit their website and reach out to one of these professionals.

Digital Resources

Right Now Media

Your Bible Study Resource and Christian Content Library. Every person at Northwest Christian Church can access Biblically-based videos on topics like marriage, parenting, youth, recovery, leadership, finances and much more. This is our FREE GIFT to you and your family. Click the link below to create your Right Now Media account.

NCC Digital App

This will be your tool for all things digital at NCC.  You can find ways to connect, resources for whatever you are going through, find encouragement through previous sermons and Daily Devos, and more. Download now!

YouVersion Bible App

The #1 rated Bible App—completely free. Take God’s Word with you wherever you go with the free YouVersion Bible App. Listen to Audio Bibles, do online devotions by yourself or with friends, watch encouraging videos, and much more. Download now!

Want to speak with a Pastor at NCC?

Whether you’re grappling with personal struggles, relationships, or spiritual questions, our campus pastoral staff provides empathetic support and guidance grounded in faith. Take the first step towards emotional and spiritual well-being by connecting today. You can reach out to us via email or call any of our campus locations for assistance. 

Tigard Campus Pastor
Dustin Gallup
Newberg Campus Pastor
Chris Taibbi
McMinnville Campus Pastor
Nathan Lawler
Director of Student Ministries
Jake Reed
Kerry Paxton - Director of Worship Arts
Director of Worship Arts
Kerry Paxton

Resources for Group Leaders

Use these resources as you prepare to lead your life group through this eight week study. There is a “Watch this First” video to help you prepare. Then there will be a “Weekly Lifter Video” for each session. If you have any questions, refer to the Leadership Resources section at the back your study guide.

Starting: DOING LIFE TOGETHER

Watch This First: Training Video

Hey Leaders – As you prepare for your first Life Group meeting, start by watching this introduction training video. In it, you will get some helpful tips on how to host and run your life group meeting during the “Doing Life Together” series. Preparation is key. If you are feeling nervous about leading for the first time, this video will help you understand your role as a group leader.

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