Mental Health Education

As a community advocate, The Lutheran Foundation is purposeful in initiating the discussion about mental wellness in the faith community. As the body of Christ, we are uniquely suited to extend care, comfort and support to people struggling with mental health issues. However, our first challenge is overcoming the stigma that keeps people from reaching for help.

Educational Opportunities

The Lutheran Foundation regularly hosts seminars and educational opportunities that cross the faith and mental health communities.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Sometimes first aid isn't a bandage or CPR. Sometimes, first aid is YOU.

Learn how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in young people ages 12-18. Click here to learn more.

Online Resources

LookUpIndiana.org is a comprehensive resource that offers easy access to a wealth of mental and behavioral health information, a searchable database of service providers, information about upcoming events, and access to 24/7 help.

2019 Look Up Faith Conference on Mental Health 

We recently hosted the 2019 Look Up Faith Conference on Mental Health a one-day event attended by nearly 700 people who convened to learn approaches for addressing mental wellness and reducing stigma around mental illness. Keynote speakers Kay Warren of Saddleback Church and Warren Kinghorn of Duke Divinity School joined other faith leaders from across the nation who taught and encouraged pastors, ministry staff, lay leaders, youth workers, counselors, educators and anyone interested in being a voice in mental health awareness in the faith community.