In partnership with
FOLLOW ALONG ON SOCIAL MEDIA
Healing in Colour is part of an ongoing social media campaign, running from April to July 2021, with specific focus on Mental Health Week in May, National Indigenous History Month in June, and BIPOC Mental Health Month in July. The campaign focuses on highlighting BIPOC voices and experiences; opening conversations about race, faith, and mental health; bringing attention to the injustices of racial trauma and inequality of mental health care and services; and the importance of art in the healing journey for individuals and communities. Be sure to follow us for continued updates on the project.
MAKE YOUR OWN ART
If you have been moved by Healing in Colour, we invite you to make your own artwork in response to the project. Your art could illustrate your emotions or thoughts about the stories you’ve seen in this project, your own experience of mental health challenges, or anything else that inspires you. You might choose a traditional medium like painting, or you could write a poem or story, dance, or respond in a way that feels appropriate to you. We’d love to see any artwork you create. You can share it on social media, tag Sanctuary, and use the hashtags #oursanctuarystories and #healingincolour.
LEARN MORE ABOUT RACE, FAITH, AND MENTAL HEALTH
Sanctuary’s mission is to equip the Church to support mental health and wellbeing. Racial trauma can be incredibly damaging to the mental health of people and communities who have been oppressed and marginalized by overt and systemic racism. At Sanctuary, we hope to provide resources that help Christians open conversations about these issues. You can view our resources about race, faith, and mental health here. We encourage you to click through the resources provided and learn more about this conversation. Our organization plans to spend more time researching, listening, learning, developing, and sharing on this topic in the coming years.
If you’d like to support Sanctuary in its work to equip the Church to support mental health and wellbeing, one practical way is to give financially. You can give a one-time gift of set up a recurring donation. Sanctuary is a registered non-profit and issues tax receipts in Canada, the US, and the UK.