Barbara F. Meyers

Full name: Barbara F. Myers

Rev. Barbara F. Meyers is a Unitarian Universalist community minister whose ministry focuses on mental health issues, affiliated with Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fremont, California. She works as assistant director of Life Reaching Across to Life, a peer-support mental health center in Fremont. She is the author of The Caring Congregation Handbook and Training Manual—Resources for Welcoming and Supporting Those with Mental Disorders and their Families into Our Congregations and has produced a public access TV show, Mental Health Matters.

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Learn about inclusion and accessibility, and the importance of providing captions or sign language interpreters. Discover ways to promote the rights of deaf people and access to education and technologies. Understand that deaf and hard of hearing individuals are just as capable and able.

By Barbara F. Meyers | September 20, 2023 | For Multigenerational | From Uplift Access
Tagged as: #DisabilityJustice, 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), Acceptance, Disability, Inclusion, Unitarian Universalism, Disability & Accessibility

Once, during my ministerial internship, a woman I’ll call Clara came up to me during the hustle and bustle before the Sunday service. I knew that Clara struggled with anxiety; now, in great distress, she told me how anxious she was and that she didn’t know what to do. She was frantic, and I...

Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, Caring, Listening, Mental Health, Presence

People of faith are experts in human kindness.

Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 3rd Principle (Acceptance & Spiritual Growth), Addiction/Recovery, Caring, Community, Healing, Hope, Kindness, Mental Health

People find hope in the faith that they're held by something larger than themselves.

Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Addiction/Recovery, Faith, Healing, Mental Health, Spiritual Practice, Spirituality

Mental illness is a spiritual problem as well as a psychiatric one.

Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Health, Searching, Spirituality

Mental illnesses are sometimes called “no-casserole diseases.” People don’t bring casseroles to homes where someone is hospitalized for mental problems.

Reading | By Barbara F. Meyers | July 27, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), Caring, Compassion, Mental Health, WorshipWeb, Worship

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