The Mental Health Resource Foundation is a private
non-profit foundation incorporated in 1991. The Foundation's interests are
to identify, develop, and promote resources for those persons with mental
health concerns. Mental health concerns include mental illnesses such as
depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, and eating disorders; and
social/emotional concerns including alcohol and drug abuse, same-sex
attraction, pornography, divorce, and physical and sexual abuse.
Position on Mental Illness
The Foundation believes mental illness
is a brain disorder. "It is an illness that affects or is manifested in a
person's brain. It may impact on the way a person thinks, behaves, and
interacts with other people... Mental illnesses are real illnesses--as
real as heart disease and cancer..." (American Psychiatric Association)
The Foundation recognizes that mental and physical diseases are very much
alike. We agree with the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
"Mental illnesses are not the result of personal weakness, lack of
character, or poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable."
illnesses and social/emotional concerns affect
any age, race, income, or faith.
Position on Other Social and Emotional
The Foundation believes there are
social/emotional concerns that result from a person's environment,
experiences, or choices. Societal issues like alcohol and drug abuse,
same-sex attraction, pornography, divorce, and physical and sexual abuse
can profoundly disrupt a person's capacity for coping with the demands of
life. The Foundation acknowledges that people with serious
social/emotional concerns can, with proper education and assistance,
attain their highest level of productivity.
There is an epidemic of mental,
social, and emotional problems. Members of various religions rely on their
respective beliefs and religious leaders for guidance in their personal
lives regarding mental illness and social/emotional concerns. The
religious community's challenge of dealing with mental health issues,
often lacking faith based resources, is enormous. Faith leaders and their
members have an ongoing need for easily accessible and useful mental
health resources as well as practical guides for using such resources.
The solution is
twofold. First, identify and develop useful resources and second, make
these resources available to those in need. In addition to appropriate
professional care, the Foundation believes that quality of life for those
with mental health concerns can be significantly improved by increasing
spirituality, improving family relations, developing an effective support
system, and seeking knowledge. The Foundation's mission is to reduce the
burden of mental health concerns through resource development, education,
and providing resources that strengthen the individual and the
Foundation is Committed to:
Developing a faith-based Internet library on a range
of mental illnesses including: depression, bipolar, schizophrenia,
anxiety, and eating disorders. Resources on social/emotional
concerns such as alcohol and drug abuse, same-gender attraction, pornography,
divorce, and physical and sexual abuse are also available.
religious communities concerning mental illness and social/emotional
issues in order to increase understanding, improve attitudes, and reduce
resources which include electronic and printed materials to help
families, churches, organizations, and professional caregivers.
the individualís and family's spiritual foundation.
The Foundationís Services
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Ogden, Utah 84409-1074