Caring for Missionaries & Missionary Kids
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On October 10, 2021, we recognize World Mental Health Day. According to the World Health Organization, "the overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health".
Let’s reach out to each other and remind each other – "You are not alone! I am here and Jesus is here with you."
Ask for help. And give each other help. And call for help when you can’t do it yourself.
Here are 3 articles about mental health, accessed through the MORE Network Resource Library, especially for Cross-Cultural Workers & Third Culture Kids (TCKs).
10 Keys to your Kids’ Emotional Health | Spark What Matters
Ministry Work Life Balance | Christian Ministry Academy
Depression and the Third Culture Kid | Marilyn R. Gardner
You can find more articles about mental health (and other topics!) by visiting the MORE Network Resource Library.
Anna Marie is a Missionary & Clinical Counsellor with the MORE Network. She has been married to Doug for 40+ years, has 2 children and several grandchildren and lives in Vancouver, BC. She has provided counselling and Member Care in Asia for 12 years in several locations. Her passion is to help missionaries and their families through grief, pain and loss while in various stages of transition. She understands just how difficult it can be transitioning in and out of cross-cultural ministry. She holds a nursing degree (BScN) and counselling degrees (Master of Arts in Counseling) and is recognized as a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Canadian Certified Counsellor.
MORE Network offers two MK (Missionary Kid) retreats: Classic ReBoot for MKs (ages 17-20) and Wilderness ReBoot for MKs (ages 21-35).
Plus, a collection of stories and helpful articles for TCKs (Third Culture Kids), written by TCKs and those who love them!
The most traumatic transition a missionary faces is repatriating to their passport country. Is that surprising to you?
MORE Network exists to bolster, strengthen and encourage Canadian Missionaries and their children in times of transition, particularly as they repatriate from the cross-cultural assignment.
RE-VIEW is a re-entry retreat that offers a period of reflection for cross-cultural workers (individuals, couples and families) in transition.
A collection of blog articles from MORE Network on topics such as missionary care; debriefing; re-entry to Canada; stories from Third Culture Kids and Missionary Kids; collaboration among missions organizations; testimonies; resources for TCKs & MKs; and much more!
The MORE Network Resource Library is a relational, collaborative, work in progress to provide resources for Member Care Providers, Church Mission Leaders, Cross-Cultural Workers and Third Culture Kids.