Hope for Mental Health

At Monmouth Christian Church


Our over all goal is to make it safe to talk about mental health issues, to get rid of stigma, and help people find the resources for healing and managing mental health issues.  We also promote mental health for everyone!  


This ministry is fueled by the biblical mandate to extend the love and friendship of Jesus to everyone, making the local church a source of love, hope and support.






National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-8255


Psychiatric Crisis Center:  In Salem, at 1118 Oak St. SE, (503) 585-4949, available 24/7


Polk County Crisis Line:  (503) 623-9289, M-F, 8a-5p


Veterans Crisis Line:  1-800-2273-8255, then press 1, 24/7 for Active Duty, Veterans, and their families


NW Human Services Crisis & Information Hotline:  (503) 581-5535




Polk County Behavioral Health & Addiction services:  Must be OHP eligible, sliding scale available.  Provides outpatient therapy, WRAP-around services, and crisis services.  M-F, 8am-5p, (503) 623-9289, Dallas & Independence locations.


Salem Pastoral Counseling:  Christian outpatient counseling, including trauma specific counseling.   M-F, 8am-8pm, (503) 370-8050, private insurance.



Marion County Mental Health Services:  General Access: (503) 588-5351,

Crisis situation:  (503) 585-4949


Marion County Children’s Behavioral Health:  21421 Lancaster Dr., Salem, 

(503) 588-5352


NW Human Services:  (503) 588-5828, offers medical, dental and mental health services at several locations on a sliding fee scale based on family size and income.  They also serve homeless youth and adults.  Services provided in West Salem as well as Salem.


Jefferson Baptist Counseling Services:  (503) 507-6211, supervisor:  Lori Schenke




Celebrate Recovery:  A Christian 12-step program that deals with all “hurts, habits and hang-ups”.  Go to www.celebraterecovery.com to find a group near you.


NAMI:  National Alliance on Mental illness – education & support groups. Go to 

www.nami.org to find a group near you.




www.hope4mentalhealth.com:  Saddleback Church’s mental health ministry.   Go to Resources and download a free PDF of their Mental Health Resource Guide - has information about diagnosis, treatment options, FAQ’s.


www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org:  A national organization that offers free 8 hour course in how to deal with a mental health crisis, including suicidality.  Many local options for attending a course.


www.makeitok.org:  A website focusing on stigma busting and how to talk about mental illness.


www.mentalhealthamerica.net:  a national nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness & promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.


Pfeiffer Medical Center:  Provides nutritional treatment of mental illness based on in depth labs.  www.hriptc.org for information about this kind of treatment, and outpatient locations in Illinois and California.