Visiting Alma

Mental Health Resources

While the following books are very helpful and informative, if you or someone you know is experiencing
challenges with mental health, you are strongly encouraged to seek professional help.

General Mental Health

Grace For The Afflicted
By: Dr. Matthew S. Stanford
IVP Books / 2017


The Anxiety Cure
By: Dr. Archibald D. Hart
Thomas Nelson / 2001


When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God – and Joy
By: John Piper
Crossway / 2007



Unmasking Male Depression
By: Dr. Archibald D. Hart
Thomas Nelson / 2001



Spiritual Depression
By: D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
WM. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 1965

Other Books Worth Reading

More and more we are becoming aware of the dangers of a lifestyle where we are constantly seeking pleasure and entertainment. This constant pleasure seeking lifestyle can have a serious negative effect on your mental well being. As a result we have included these books in hopes that they will help you to make some healthy lifestyle changes for the sake of your mental health.

Thrilled to Death: How the Endless Pursuit of Pleasure Is Leaving Us Numb
Dr. Archibald D. Hart
Thomas Nelson / 2007



Margin: Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives, Revised
By: Richard A. Swenson M.D.
Navpress / 2004 / Paperback



Amusing Ourselves To Death
By: Neil Postman
Penguin Books; Revised edition / 2005
(this is not a ‘Christian book’ but still a very relevant message)

Support Groups:

Support groups can be a great place to get help.   The following are groups/programs that we would recommend depending on the issues you are facing.

Grief Share – for those facing the loss of a loved one

Divorce Care – for those wanting to heal from the pain and loss resulting from divorce

Freedom Session

Celebrate Recovery