God has placed on my heart an idea that I want to seek your help with! I am a Treatment Counselor at a residential treatment facility for kids with mental health and behavioral challenges. The population of kids we serve are those who suffer from any mental health struggle possible: depression, anxiety, bipolar, suicidal, and so much more. Most of the children have also been severely abused, neglected, or abandoned and have experienced trauma that is hard to imagine. The children who live on campus range from 10 to 17 years old.
In our buildings and on campus we have various therapy groups for the kids to be a part of to help in their treatment. God has opened the door for me and another sister in the church, who is a therapist, to co-facilitate a group on our campus. The group is entitled “More than Conquerors,” and we are focusing on breaking the chains that have and do currently hold these children down. The overview of the group is twofold.
First and foremost, we seek to inspire and motivate these children to begin or pursue their own relationship with Jesus. Next, we desire to help them overcome their mental health challenges, bringing victory to their lives. We will be studying out different topics and look at stories in the Bible of men and women who have faced similar challenges. We will look at how their lives have been transformed by Jesus.
We will end each group session watching a video of a disciple who is sharing their story of transformation in that particular area. This is where you come in! We are looking for videos of how God has transformed your life, specifically in the areas described in the weekly lessons outlined below.
- Introductions and The Word
- Who is Jesus?
- Our Identity & Jesus
- Depression & Jesus
- Anxiety & Jesus
- Self-Harm & Jesus
- Addiction & Jesus
- One Another Relationships & Jesus (part 1)
- One Another Relationships & Jesus (part 2)
- Our Response & Jesus
Thank you all so very much!