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Mental Health Awareness

Pastoral Care

At University Park United Methodist Church we believe that good mental health is a critical part of God’s design for our flourishing as individuals and as a community. We recognize that our community and nation are in the midst of a mental health crisis. We are committed to walking with you on your journey and our hope for this list of mental health resources will serve as the first steps for us as we journey together toward a community that is flourishing in body, mind, spirit, and soul.

Whether you're looking for educational materials, professional counseling services, helplines, or support groups, we strive to connect you with the necessary tools to navigate your mental health journey.

We believe that seeking help is a sign of strength, and there is no shame in reaching out for support. Our carefully curated resources aim to destigmatize mental health and promote open conversations within our community. We encourage you to explore these resources and discover the valuable assistance they offer.

At UPUMC we are here to walk alongside you during difficult times. If you need further guidance or would like to speak with a clergy person or a staff member, please don't hesitate to reach out. Remember, you are not alone; together we can find healing and hope.


Mental Health Resources for Children, Youth & Families

Springtide Research Institute, Nurturing Mental Health for Gen Z CLICK HERE

Axis Christian Parenting Blog CLICK HERE

Book: The Anxious Teen CLICK HERE

Mom’s Mental Health Support Groups CLICK HERE

For Parents of Teenagers by Dr. Lisa D'Amour, PhD CLICK HERE

The Awakended Brain by Dr. Lisa Miller, PhD CLICK HERE

Book: Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness with Children and Teens CLICK HERE


General Mental Health Resources

National Alliance on Mental Health CLICK HERE

The Grant Halliburton Foundation CLICK HERE

The Defensive Line CLICK HERE

Here for Texas CLICK HERE


Local, Trusted Counseling Resources


Dr. Terry Parsons CLICK HERE

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