The concepts and the materials of CAMI (Christians Afflicted with Mental Ilness) are copyrighted. They cannot be duplicated or enlarged. We know there is a prevalence among some believers to say, "This is the Lord's work and I see no problem in taking it as my own." We strongly disagree!
There should be no shame or embarrassment; these illnesses are the result of faulty brain chemistry and those who suffer with them are not weak or unspiritual. Please contact us; be encouraged and helped because we care about you!
Purpose Statement -CAMI exists to strengthen those who are spiritually, psychologically and physically impacted by mental illness. We seek to help create a sense of cohesion and community among those who are truly born again and are affected by depression,
bi-polar, schizophrenia, panic and other disorders of mind and mood
cannot meet the spiritual needs of Christians who have mental illness
nor minister to their caregivers.
settings; and also makes interaction possible in real time in the
global village in which we live.
and because of this, CAMI will be strengthened in fulfilling its mission.
to start and conduct CAMI mental illness support groups.
stand tall for Christ and work together in stomping out the stigma that
surrounds these illnesses.
6. CAMI will be composed of a significant number of Christians who have
mental illness and/or the caregivers of those who are mentally ill.
They will be involved in putting into practice the relational "one another"
commands which are found in Scripture.
7. CAMI will be embraced by local evangelical churches in both a national and
8. CAMI Leaders will train and act as support persons for those who
start/lead,CAMI, mental illness support groups.
conferences including workshops.
10. CAMI will have its own website which will eventually include
the online capacity forinteraction among it members.
11. CAMI will train pastors and lay leaders to start and carry
out ministries which include ministering effectively to the
mentally ill population in their churches.
The CAMI concept may sound funny to those not affected by mental illness , but for those of us who are, it is a way of speaking for the hurting and supporting our brothers and sisters. We want to see these teal bracelets everywhere. Isn't about time that you get out of your comfort zone ( or your closet) and tell people that you believe?