More than

the number of people who die due to suicide each year (WHO). Start the conversation about mental health and suicide prevention by participating in Mental Wellness Sabbath at your church. Mental Wellness Sabbath is
February 18, 2023.

Available resources


Use the video recording to play the sermon during your worship service. Run time is 45 minutes.


This script is available to anyone who would like to present this sermon at your church.



Imagery, wording, and resources for spreading the word about Mental Wellness Sabbath.

Other resources

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

This lifeline provides 24/7 free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones and best practices for professionals in the US.

Also available in Spanish

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4537) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day a year information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.

Adventist HealthCare Mental Help Support Services

Adventist Health Care Mental Help support services such as: spiritual care, art therapy, music therapy, movement therapy, and much more. Call 1-800-204-8600 for details.

How to participate
in Mental Wellness Sabbath:


Talk to your pastor about designating your church’s Feb. 18, 2023 worship service to discuss mental health and suicide prevention.


Download the Mental Wellness Sabbath sermon resources to present on Feb. 18, 2023.

Jump to Resources


On Feb. 18, play the sermon video during your church’s worship service, and discuss ways your congregation can take an active role in suicide prevention.

John Bradshaw

John has filmed It Is Written programs in almost 30 countries, which along with his daily devotional, Every Word and other It Is Written programs are viewed around the world. John is married to Melissa, and they have two children. They live near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Mental Wellness Sabbath

Mental Wellness Sabbath is designed to raise awareness of the need for mental health ministry within the church and community.