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Mental Health May

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Life 97.9 has partnered with Valley Christian Counseling Center all month long, to help provide resources, encouragement, and answers to anyone who is going through a difficult time.


Community Resources for Mental Health

Valley Christian Counseling Center – Outpatient counseling to children and adults as well as spiritual direction.

First Link – Hotline and community resources database.

Prairie St. Johns – Inpatient and partial hospitalization programs for mental health and substance use.

Village Family Service Center – Outpatient counseling and intensive outpatient counseling.

Sharehouse – Offers various services regarding substance use.


Recommended Books

Boundaries by Henry Cloud

Learn what healthy boundaries are and how to set them in your own life.

The Art of Forgiving by Lewis Smedes

Discover how to forgive those that have hurt you

Shattered Dreams by Larry Crabb

Explore how God uses shattered dreams to draw us closer to him.

Cleaning Up your Mental Mess: 5 Simple, Scientifically Proven Steps to Reduce Anxiety, Stress, and Toxic Thinking by Caroline Leaf

Learn skills for addressing unhealthy thinking habits in your life.

Hope in the Dark: Believing God is Good when Life is Not  by Craig Groeschel

Find God in tragedy and ways to cope during tragedy.


Church Connection

Lighthouse Church – Pastor Dale Wolf

Relevant Life Church – Pastor Travis Linn

Hope – Pastor Paul



Crystal Dunham – Counselor at Valley Christian Counseling Center

Pastor Travis – Relevant Life Church

Pastor Paul – Hope

Pastor Dale – Lighthouse Church


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