Did you know that:

  • Suicide is a leading cause of death among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders aged 10-24;

  • During 2020, one in five adults experienced mental health challenges, and less than half of these individuals received care; and

  • Forty percent of Americans today struggle with anxiety or depression?

Government leaders and mental health professionals are starting to realize how indispensable faith leaders are to addressing the mental health crisis. The National Association of Evangelicals was recently invited to participate in two events organized by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Gabriel Salguero, NAE board member and president of the National Latino Evangelical Coalition, spoke as a panelist on best practices in mental health, alongside other national leaders in the faith community.

Faith leaders and communities are essential to changing the stigma around mental health issues and to creating cultures of healing. The NAE is a voice for millions of evangelicals in this critical space. Partnering with civic and political leaders on some of the most pressing challenges is one of the unique ways that the NAE serves the Church.