Sarah Griffith Lund: Silence, Marriage and Mental Health (Part One)

Today Sarah Griffith Lund returns to Encountering Silence. She is the senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Indianapolis, and serves the United Church of Christ on a national level as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice. She holds degrees from Trinity University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Rutgers University and McCormick Theological Seminary.

Sarah Griffith Lund received the Bob and Joyce Dell Award for Mental Health Education from the United Church of Christ Mental Health Network in 2015 for “her outstanding authorship and leadership in breaking the silence about mental illness in family and in church and offering healing and hope.”

Her latest book is Blessed Union: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness and Marriage. She is also the author of Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church. She also maintains a blog at

The biggest barrier to receiving treatment, care and support is not money, it’s not access to quality health care… it’s the stigma and shame associated with mental health challenges. — Sarah Griffith Lund

This is part one of a two part interview. The conclusion to this interview will be released as our next episode.

Some of the resources and authors we mention in this episode:

Episode 126: Silence, Marriage and Mental Heath: A Conversation with Sarah Griffith Lund (Part One)
Hosted by: Carl McColman
With: Cassidy Hall and Kevin Johnson
Guest: Sarah Griffith Lund
Date Recorded: January 11, 2021

Featured image photo by Sandy Millar on Unsplash.

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Carl McColman
Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.