Helpful Resources to Guide You Toward Health

More of us than ever are struggling with mental health challenges – suicide and self-harm, worry and anxiety, stress and burnout, and depression. Everybody is either struggling with some of this stuff or knows someone who is. It’s time to be honest about our mental health.


We believe turning to Him will open the door to getting help and hope.

This year, The Crossing is going deeper in sharing about different mental health challenges each week during a new message series called Weeds In My Garden. During this series we’ll identify ways we can find help and hope in each situation through Jesus. Bookmark this page and be sure to check back weekly throughout the series as we release practical tools, new resources and shares positive affirmations and prayers to walk alongside you and the ones you love in your mental health journey.

The struggle is REAL.

Everyday, people struggle through their day, held captive by mental health challenges like stress, worry, anxiety, burnout, self harm, suicidal thoughts, and depression. No one is exempt. Either you’re carrying the burden yourself or you know someone who is.
God wants so much for us! He came to set the captive free…and that includes mentally AND emotionally. When it comes to mental health, being honest with what we are battling with is important.


If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please contact 911 and a mental health professional. These resources below are designed to help, but they are not designed to be used in an emergency or dire cases.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

• Phone Number - 988 (Calls made to this 24-hour hotline are routed to the caller’s nearest crisis center.)
• Online Chat Room -

Crisis Text Line

• Text 741741 to connect with a trained crisis counselor. This is for people who may be uncomfortable speaking on the phone. Texts are answered quickly 24/7.
• Website -


•Chat with a Soul Medic through RemedyLIVE -
• Text the word REMEDY to the number 494949 to chat.

National Resources

Christian Counselors

Suicide & Mental Health National Crisis Line

Christian Counseling

988 (call or text 24/7)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

(800) 273–8255 (24/7) Social Care Community

Behavioral Health

Bible Verses to Meditate On and Memorize

Philippians 4:6-8

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 

1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. (see verses 25-34 for more)

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. 

Matthew 11:28

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.”


Practicing journaling is a simple way to begin practicing self-care to improve your mental health. The main goal with this is to press pause and reflect on your life. You can track your moods, write out what you did during the day, or even write moments when you were grateful. This is also a great practice to incorporate prayer into. Don't get caught up in the how; just focus on jumping in whether that be through a physical journal or through an app on your device.

Another great way to begin practicing self-care or to work through anxiety is to pause and control your breathing. The most common way is to focus on slowing your breathing to take deeper breaths. With this, you shoot for inhaling and exhaling as slowly as you can. Another way is to do 4-7-8 breathing. For this, you breathe in for 4 seconds, hold your breath for 7 seconds, exhale for 8 seconds, and repeat as needed.

Self-care and bettering yourself do not come easy. Don't go at this alone! Make a list of friends in your life that you can trust and reach out to when you need advice or to know you are not alone. Reach out to them and invite them into your circle and keep their names close when you need to know that you aren't alone.

Another great step to better your mental health comes from taking control of your device instead of letting it take control of you. Limiting your screen time or social media consumption allows you to experience the world around you. Time on a screen isn't bad, but when left unchecked, it can contribute to poor mental health.

Attending church offers community support, encouragement and supports your spiritual life.

Books and Other Resources

CCEF Mini Books by

What To Do When You Don't Know What To Do by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Caring for One Another by Ed Welch

9 Things You Must Simply Do to Succeed in Love and Life by Henry Cloud

Don't Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table by Louie Giglio

A Still and Quiet Mind by Esther Smith

The Gift of Being Yourself by David G. Benner

Walking With God Through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller

Mental Health Podcast

Join us on a journey of self-discovery and spiritual growth, as we learn to uproot the weeds of anxiety, depression, and stress from our mental garden, and cultivate a life of purpose and hope in our Sessions Podcast series.

Resources For Parents

Parents, you're not alone! We've also created resources that will assist you with your kids. Click the link below!

Weeds In My Garden Spotify Playlist

“Praise be to the God, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” 2 Cor. 1:3-4