the MORE Network

World Mental Health Day 2021

Anna Marie Graham / Saturday, October 9, 2021

 

What is World Mental Health Day?

On October 10, 2021, we recognize World Mental Health Day. According to the World Health Organization, "the overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health".

World Mental Health Day is…

  • about raising awareness about mental health and mental health issues around the world.
  • about being aware that many, many people in the world have mental health challenges. You are not the only person. You are not alone
  • learning that it’s okay to feel anxious, to feel afraid, to have terrible thoughts, or to feel depressed.
  • about learning to reach out and tell someone how you are feeling.
  • about giving ourselves and others permission to say: “I’m not doing well” or “I need help” or “I’m not sure I want to go on living”.
  • about responding in love and kindness and practical help, when someone says something like the above statements.

Let’s Reach Out

Let’s reach out to each other and remind each other – "You are not alone! I am here and Jesus is here with you."

Ask for help. And give each other help. And call for help when you can’t do it yourself.

3 Articles + A Library

Here are 3 articles about mental health, accessed through the MORE Network Resource Library, especially for Cross-Cultural Workers & Third Culture Kids (TCKs).

10 Keys to your Kids’ Emotional Health | Spark What Matters

Ministry Work Life Balance | Christian Ministry Academy

Depression and the Third Culture Kid | Marilyn R. Gardner

You can find more articles about mental health (and other topics!) by visiting the MORE Network Resource Library.


Anna Marie is a Missionary & Clinical Counsellor with the MORE Network. She has been married to Doug for 40+ years, has 2 children and several grandchildren and lives in Vancouver, BC. She has provided counselling and Member Care in Asia for 12 years in several locations. Her passion is to help missionaries and their families through grief, pain and loss while in various stages of transition. She understands just how difficult it can be transitioning in and out of cross-cultural ministry. She holds a nursing degree (BScN) and counselling degrees (Master of Arts in Counseling) and is recognized as a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Canadian Certified Counsellor. 


Wilderness ReBoot 2023 Wilderness ReBoot 2023

Wilderness ReBoot is an annual Canadian Retreat for adult MKs (Missionary Kids) in the Canadian bac...
Read More..

Classic ReBoot 2023 Classic ReBoot 2023

Classic ReBoot is an annual Canadian Retreat for MKs (Missionary Kids) and TCKs (Third Culture Kids...
Read More..

An Invitation to Pray for MORE Network Summer Retreats An Invitation to Pray for MORE Network Summer Retreats

Sign-up to receive prayer updates for our MORE Network summer programs & retreats. 
Read More..

Behind the Scenes (at MORE Network) Behind the Scenes (at MORE Network)

 A behind the scenes look at God's faithfulness in the MORE Network and an invitation to pray with ...
Read More..

Serving Leaders: Replacing Ourselves Serving Leaders: Replacing Ourselves

How do we serve leaders? By thinking about how to replace them! Okay, maybe some of you will think ...
Read More..

RE-VIEW 2022 RE-VIEW 2022

RE-VIEW is a retreat that provides a period of reflection for cross-cultural workers (individuals, ...
Read More..

Changing the Oil on your Cross-Cultural Worker Changing the Oil on your Cross-Cultural Worker

How do we care for our Cross-Cultural Ministry Workers? Using car maintenance as an analogy, Mark u...
Read More..

The Joy of Transitions The Joy of Transitions

God calls us to follow Him in obedience. Almost always it means change. Leaving our comfort zone, w...
Read More..

Wilderness ReBoot: Solitude, Community & Mission Wilderness ReBoot: Solitude, Community & Mission

Ben shares about how his love for the wilderness first started, and gives insight into what adult M...
Read More..

Christmas Memories from Around the World Christmas Memories from Around the World

Watermelon, Handprints and Fireworks ... What do they all have in common? They are all elements of ...
Read More..

Loving and Supporting MKs: One Churchs Story Loving and Supporting MKs: One Church's Story

What are some ways you could love and encourage the MKs you know? Here's a story of how one church ...
Read More..

World Mental Health Day 2021 World Mental Health Day 2021

3 Articles + 1 Library for World Mental Health Day 2021. Resources for Cross-Cultural Workers & Thi...
Read More..

Memoirs from a Missionary Mom: On Loneliness Memoirs from a Missionary Mom: On Loneliness

During our first year in Chavuma, Zambia with four boys five years old and under, most days I didn’...
Read More..

Finding Community as a TCK (Third Culture Kid) Finding Community as a TCK (Third Culture Kid)

Have you ever felt alone in a group? Have you felt disconnected even while others around you were l...
Read More..

MORE Network Resource Library - Launch MORE Network Resource Library - Launch

Congratulations to the MORE Network on the launch of the new MORE Network Resource Library! 
Read More..

Recommended Podcast: Pondering Purple Recommended Podcast: Pondering Purple

A recommended podcast for MKs (Missionary Kids) & TCKs (Third Culture Kids) and those who love MKs ...
Read More..

The Importance of Community The Importance of Community

Agreement on all aspects of life and ministry are not a requirement for community. In fact, strong ...
Read More..

What’s Next? The Future We Were Not Looking For... What’s Next? The Future We Were Not Looking For...

Learning to be resilient in 2021 Mission Life. How COVID has changed plans for missionaries, the im...
Read More..

When Missionaries’ Kids Become Adults – What’s Next? When Missionaries’ Kids Become Adults – What’s Next?

As the years pass living in my home country of Canada, I have sensed a growing disconnection from m...
Read More..

Coming Soon: MORE Network Resource Library Coming Soon: MORE Network Resource Library

MORE Network Resource Library ... Coming Soon to a Computer Screen Near You!
Read More..

Katies Story Katie's Story

The story of a Missionary Kid who came to know Jesus at a ReBoot Retreat. 
Read More..

Virginias Story Virginia's Story

This is Virginia's story of how she came into relationship with the Lord!
Read More..

Top 10 Most Valuable Mindsets for MKs & TCKs Top 10 Most Valuable Mindsets for MKs & TCKs

We like Top Ten lists, don’t we? Bite-sized bits of information we can easily process and implement...
Read More..

Forced to Adapt or Choosing to Adapt? Forced to Adapt or Choosing to Adapt?

We can let what’s happening around us mold us or we can be purposeful and seek God’s help in adapti...
Read More..

Entering Well for MKs & TCKs - Transition Part II Entering Well for MKs & TCKs - Transition Part II

Ask adult TCKs about the most challenging transition of their lives, and they'll most likely say, "...
Read More..

Singing and Living in Harmony Singing and Living in Harmony

Harmony and unity are costly, yet very worthwhile. It is SO worth it. In the long run we accomplish...
Read More..

12 Weird Things about Living in Canada 12 Weird Things about Living in Canada

Here are 12 weird things about living in Canada...from the perspectives of MKs (Missionary Kids) & ...
Read More..

...

MORE HOPE 2022
Would you join us in making a difference in the lives of Cross-Cultural Workers and Missionary Kids through the MORE HOPE 2022 campaign today? We are celebrating our 10 th anniversary of MORE Network. To celebrate...
Read more...
Adult Third Culture Kid Research
One of the main reasons I decided to pursue doctoral studies was to conduct research. Not just any research, but "Adult Third Culture Kid" (ATCK) research. For many years, I worked with children, teens, and adults from ...
Read more...
6 Gospel Truths for TCKs
Ethan, an adult Missionary Kid, shares 6 gospel truths for Missionary Kids & Third Culture Kids ... "While there are many positive things about growing up as Missionary Kids, we face unique challenges and personal ...
Read more...
Wilderness ReBoot 2023
Wilderness ReBoot is an annual Canadian Retreat for adult MKs (Missionary Kids) in the Canadian back country wilderness.
Read more...
Classic ReBoot 2023
Classic ReBoot is an annual Canadian Retreat for MKs (Missionary Kids) and TCKs (Third Culture Kids). 
Read more...
An Invitation to Pray for MORE Network Summer Retreats
Sign-up to receive prayer updates for our MORE Network summer programs & retreats. 
Read more...
 

 

2 - 7201 72 Street Delta BC V4G 1M5