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Duluth Man Launches Faith Based Approach Mental Health Website

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: May 06, 2019 06:12 PM

It’s Mental Health Awareness Month and a Duluth man who's a mental health advocate and has had his own struggles with mental health recently launched a website with the goal to break down barriers on the subject.

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Nathan Stewart, the founder of the website Mental Health Pulpit, said he wants to help end the stigma of mental illness in our churches and our communities through faith based support. Stewart said he wants to create a community for people to openly discuss their experiences and offer resources and support to those struggling.

"I received a lot of information when I was growing up that said we don't talk about our mental health, especially in church. There’s a stigma that surrounds it that says this is just something you need to pray about, just have more faith and that'll make it go away but the reality is it doesn't, it's a biological issue,” Stewart said.

The website offers resources on suicide prevention and helping in a crisis. Also a blog, podcast and YouTube channel for people to interact online.

The website offers faith-based coaching as well. Stewart hopes to bring awareness on mental health with speaking events soon at churches, schools, and businesses.

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