Hope and healing
in the midst of mental and emotional health struggles
My Quiet Cave is passionate about supporting mental health through connection and resources from a Christ-centered perspective.
Since 2011, My Quiet Cave has been creating space for faith and mental health. Founded by two seminary students who struggled with navigating the landscape of bipolar disorder in the context of their faith, My Quiet Cave strives to provide people everywhere with a safe space to pursue both mental and spiritual wellness. Our programs are designed to create community, model vulnerability, empower self care, and embrace our innate value as beloved children of God.
“I was in a very dark and lonely place, and having a community that I could count on made the world of a difference for me.”
Through our programs, we aim to provide hope, healing, connection, and education. We equip pastors and faith leaders with tools to create a community that supports mental wellness. We help participants understand that our struggles do not change the fact that we are each worthy of deep, abiding, unconditional love. We build communities, one small group at a time, that are founded in love, truth, and perseverence through the many storms of life.
Overcome: creating space to heal
Overcome is a 9-week group study for those affected by mental health challenges and/or their supporters. Under the guidance of trained facilitators, participants work through study guides, which provide practical tools as well as biblical encouragement and support. Members meet weekly in a small group setting that emphasizes both safety and the power of vulnerability. Overcome helps participants experience the abundant life of Christ as children of God, valuable and worthy of love.
Anchor: creating space to connect
Anchor groups are open, ongoing support groups for individuals affected by mental health challenges and/or their supporters. Led by trained facilitators, Anchor groups provide an opportunity for people to find safe community, encourage one another in their walks of faith, and pursue mental wellness.
Fierce Love: creating space to feel
In partnership with MOPS International, the Fierce Love Collective: What To Do With the Big Emotions of Motherhood is a 9-week small group study designed to support mental health for mothers of young children. This small-but-mighty workbook is for any mom who has experienced anything from baby blues to postpartum depression, anxiety, scary thoughts, bipolar or panic disorder, and everything in between. It offers a unique mix of practical tools and soul care. Available in English and Spanish.
Meet the Team
Joanna E. Jackson
Brandon Appelhans, MDiv
Brian Curtiss, MBA, MS
Facilitating an Overcome group is a fantastic way for counseling students to gain group experience.
Part of this leadership experience is being able to take initiative for planning the group, partnering with a local church or organization, and finding participants.
To get started, simply follow the steps on our LEAD page for starting an Overcome group.
Please note that My Quiet Cave does not directly supervise interns. Check with your degree program to determine whether this volunteer opportunity qualifies for credit hours.
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