Can mental health challenges and faith co-exist? Join Sarah Kift, a member of the Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries team, as she interviews theologians, writers, leaders, and people living with mental health challenges. If you want inspiration, insight, and resources to equip your community to be a sanctuary for all people, at all stages of their mental wellness journeys, this is the podcast for you.
During this unprecedented season, we are continuing to release our regularly scheduled podcast episodes, even as we share resources specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Through drawing our awareness to faith and mental health, the podcast offers a healthy reprieve from media that may be specifically pandemic-focused while providing an opportunity to learn about a topic that is supportive of our communities in these times.
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The University of British Columbia’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Santa Ono, shares candidly about his own mental health journey and how faith and the love of Christians buoyed and carried him through dark times. He discusses his role at one of Canada’s top universities, and his efforts to raise awareness, shape policy, and allocate funding and resources to bring care within the reach of students who are wrestling with their own mental health challenges.
A Note of Caution: This episode of The Sanctuary Podcast deals with sensitive subjects such as overdose and suicide, so please use your discretion about whether listening feels safe for you at this time. If you’re unsure, consider listening with a trusted friend.