When do you learn that rmal doesn't include lots of yelling, lots of sleeping, lots of beating? In Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and Church, Sarah Griffith Lund looks back at her father's battle with bipolar disorder, and the helpless sense of d?j? vu as her brother and cousin endure mental illness, as well. With a small group study guide and Ten Steps for Developing a Mental Health Ministry in Your Congregation, Blessed Are the Crazy is more than memoir-it's a resource for churches and other faith-based groups to provide healing and comfort. Part of The Young Clergy Women Project.
Sarah Griffith Lund is passionate about loving her family, God, and being part of faith communities. She is an ordained minister and has served as pastor to churches in Brooklyn, NY, Minneapolis, MN, and New Smyrna Beach, FL. She holds degrees from Trinity University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Rutgers University, and McCormick Theological Seminary. She currently serves as a Vice President for Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, IN. Sarah received The Bob and Joyce Dell Award for Mental Health Education from the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network in 2015 for her outstanding authorship and leadership in breaking the silence about mental illness in family and on church and offering healing and hope. She blogs at sarahgriffithlund.com and at huffingtonpost.com.