the Well Community

The Well is a works to bring love and health to adults living with serious mental illness in the Dallas area, empowering them through community.

Rationale for Service: Currently, Texas is ranked 49th among states for per capita mental health spending and recently received a “D” grade by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness, Grading the States 2009). Dallas’ mental health care system is now in serious peril. The NorthSTAR program provides the region’s managed mental health care. In the last ten years, the number of clients in the system has skyrocketed by 90%, but funding had risen only 60% during the same timeframe. (United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, 2008 UWMD Community Needs Assessment: Health, 2008). Without treatment the consequences of mental illness for the individual and society are staggering. The economic cost of untreated mental illness is more than 100 billion dollars each year in the United States (NAMI.org website, NAMI | About Mental Illness, 08 Apr. 2009).

Mission: We are a community of people working to bring love and health to adults recovering from serious mental illness, empowering them through community, faith, and best practices interventions. We focus on core issues related to mental illness – isolation, hopelessness, poverty – by offering our Community Members a restorative environment, healthy relationships, and vocational rehabilitation. the Well Community is leading the way as Dallas’ only faith-based provider of psychosocial treatment to low–income people experiencing mental illness.

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themighty.com

Trying to Be a 'Strong Black Woman' Kept Me From Getting the Help I Needed

"I wish someone told me that having a mental illness does not make you weak. It makes you human, despite your gender or race." Read more on We Are The Mighty

themighty.com "I wish someone had told me it's OK not to be OK."

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This 75208 Zip Code

“Members of The Well are my neighbors,” says David Spence, founder of Good Space in the Bishop Arts District, “and I am enjoined by my faith to minister to my neighbors.” https://wellcommunity.org/2021/02/18/this-75208-zip-code/

wellcommunity.org David Spence and his development business, Good Space, Inc., are longtime friends of The Well Community. His history in nonprofit work prompted interest in The Well when he was first introduced to …

[02/17/21]   The Well received this message from From Judge Margret Jones-Johnson, who oversees our local mental health court:

"Despite inclement weather, Probate Court # 3 hears Emergency Guardianship cases via phone. Emergency Guardianship Is for those elderly without family or means to care for themselves, including but not limited to food, clothing and and shelter. My hearings, except Emergency hearings are cancelled for the remainder of this week."

Cameron McSpadden and Pamela Spell thanks for saving the day. Well, saving the week so the guys could get their weekly groceries at Jacob’s House! Thanks for reaching out when you didn’t have too. We have such an awesome neighborhood. ♥️

We’re so grateful for the numerous people in our neighborhood who reached out to help when the weather made grocery shopping for Jacob’s House a challenge. Cameron McSpadden, who assured us he could safely drive on the ice, offered to head out to shop, and Norma's Cafe came to our aid once again, offering a bounty of food. Cameron graciously did the shopping, stopped at Norma’s to pick up their generous donation and then delivered it all to Jacob’s House. The house is now stocked with over a week’s worth of food thanks to the kindness of these friends—a very special Valentine’s Day gift!

There is Hope

A powerful message from Saddleback Church Hope for Mental Health: If you're struggling with your mental health, you're not alone, and you're not defined by your struggles. You are loved and there is hope! http://ow.ly/7F4350DzEkk

One out of every four people in this world struggles with a mental illness. If you are struggling, you are not alone and you are not without hope. There is...

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Valentine's Day may be winding down, but it's not too late to help Grace Pulis and Lilly Fowler meet their "Love Thy Neighbor" fundraising goal! Thanks again to these lovely young women for helping to raise awareness of and funds for The Well. https://www.facebook.com/donate/263666968457602/10157992239080770/

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Neither rain nor ice nor snow stops the Sprinkle/Miles family from dropping off Sunday dinner for Jacob’s House! Thanks to this fantastic family for being a blessing on this snowy Valentine’s Day.

We’re so grateful for the numerous people in our neighborhood who reached out to help when the weather made grocery shopping for Jacob’s House a challenge. Cameron McSpadden, who assured us he could safely drive on the ice, offered to head out to shop, and Norma's Cafe came to our aid once again, offering a bounty of food. Cameron graciously did the shopping, stopped at Norma’s to pick up their generous donation and then delivered it all to Jacob’s House. The house is now stocked with over a week’s worth of food thanks to the kindness of these friends—a very special Valentine’s Day gift!

dallasnews.com

Dallas opens Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center to shelter homeless ahead of winter storm

We're thankful this convention center is open to safely shelter some of the most vulnerable people in our city, including many living with mental health challenges.

dallasnews.com This is the first time the city of Dallas will reopen the emergency homeless shelter since this summer.

yahoo.com

Former NFL Star Brandon Marshall Battling Stigma of Mental Illness: 'We Still Have Work to Do'

We're thankful to athletes like Brandon Marshall for speaking up about their mental health struggles, demonstrating that these challenges--and talking about them--are NOT signs of weakness. http://ow.ly/F0W850DxBeG

yahoo.com "I think a lot of people suffer in silence," the athlete tells PEOPLE while opening up about his borderline personality disorder

healthline.com

Asking For Help When Everyone’s Struggling

Seeking help for a mental health concern can be especially challenging now for numerous reasons, not the least of which is the fact that so many people are struggling right now. But, reaching out if you've having a hard time is so important, and these tips can help. Healthline http://ow.ly/bzAV50DvZx5

healthline.com How do you reach out for help with your recovery when everyone you know is dealing with their own challenges?

"We want to make a group of individuals, who were perhaps isolated, feel like they are at their grandmother’s or their mom’s for dinner." Read more about how one fantastic family is bringing helpings of comfort to Jacob's House. https://wellcommunity.org/2021/02/04/helpings-of-comfort-at-jacobs-house/

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If you have someone in your family with mental illness, you might relate.

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Helpings of Comfort at Jacob’s House

Suzan Hall Miles Sprinkle, Phil and Caitlin, what a treasure trove of love you have been to Jacob’s House. Every single Sunday you bring our guys a homemade meal and homemade dessert, special treats on special occasions and fun, but most of all you bring your friendship which shows them that you care. That is priceless. Suzan, Phil and Caitlin that spirit of generosity is what makes our world a better place. Thank you.

wellcommunity.org Every Sunday evening the men of Jacob’s House, The Well Community’s boarding home for men, enjoy a home-cooked meal, prepared with love and delivered with smiles. These family-style suppers, made b…

today.com

Michael Phelps and wife Nicole open up about how depression impacts their family

Mental illnesses impact not only individuals, but those who love them. http://ow.ly/7lVN50DtioT

today.com While Michael Phelps has been open about his battle with mental illness for years, his wife is speaking out about how it affects her and their children.

sciencealert.com

Schizophrenia Identified as Second Greatest Risk Factor For COVID-19 Death

A good reminder that mental illnesses impact bodies as well as brains: Schizophrenia has been identified as the biggest risk factor for COVID-19 other than age. http://ow.ly/D4qV50DrA0F

sciencealert.com COVID-19 vaccination programs are rolling out around the world. Meanwhile, scientists are still hard at work identifying the groups of people most at risk of contracting the infection or dying from it – people who more urgently need the long-awaite

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Dave Larlee of All Saints Dallas encourages our members from Exodus 14, reminding us all that God fights for us. http://ow.ly/IsMy50DrDSR

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Helpings of Comfort at Jacob’s House

Every Sunday evening the men of Jacob’s House, The Well Community’s boarding home for men, enjoy a home-cooked meal, prepared with love and delivered with smiles. These family-style suppers, made by real-life relatives Suzan and Phil Sprinkle and their daughter, Caitlin, provide not only nourishment but a hearty helping of care and connection. https://wellcommunity.org/2021/02/04/helpings-of-comfort-at-jacobs-house/

wellcommunity.org Every Sunday evening the men of Jacob’s House, The Well Community’s boarding home for men, enjoy a home-cooked meal, prepared with love and delivered with smiles. These family-style suppers, made b…

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Young couple built and sold a business and now serve nonprofits with professional video services

After a successful business venture, Well Board member Elizabeth Schorman and her husband had a vision to help nonprofits get their message out to the community. If you saw our virtual event in December, Starry Night, the cred goes to them. They produced a creative and fun event, unlike any other. Read more about them. Thank you Elizabeth and Ryan!

baptistnews.com Dallas residents Elizabeth and Ryan Schorman experienced the thrill of building a business from just an idea to a multi-million-dollar enterprise and now want to use their skills to help nonprofits that might not be able to afford professional video services. After selling their successful camera

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Young couple built and sold a business and now serve nonprofits with professional video services

The Well Community is so grateful for the Schormans' help! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24 for our virtual WellSpring Celebration, which will be recorded and produced by Ryan and Elizabeth through their nonprofit, GratiFILM.
https://baptistnews.com/article/young-couple-built-and-sold-a-business-and-now-serve-nonprofits-with-professional-video-services/#.YBqsEiS-mEc

baptistnews.com Dallas residents Elizabeth and Ryan Schorman experienced the thrill of building a business from just an idea to a multi-million-dollar enterprise and now want to use their skills to help nonprofits that might not be able to afford professional video services. After selling their successful camera

baptistnews.com

Young couple built and sold a business and now serve nonprofits with professional video services

The Well Community is so grateful for the Schormans' help! Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 24 for our virtual WellSpring Celebration, which will be recorded and produced by Ryan and Elizabeth through their nonprofit, Gratifilm.
http://ow.ly/kikY50DqeBa

baptistnews.com Dallas residents Elizabeth and Ryan Schorman experienced the thrill of building a business from just an idea to a multi-million-dollar enterprise and now want to use their skills to help nonprofits that might not be able to afford professional video services. After selling their successful camera

This evening the men of Jacob's House are enjoying this delicious and comforting meal from Suzan and Phil Sprinkle and their daughter, Caitlin Miles. Thanks to this fantastic family for a Sunday Supper of pot roast and gravy, Phil's yeast rolls, mixed veggies, fruit and pumpkin cake baked with love by Caitlin.

While stigma kept them from being known by more of our neighbors, our joy was to know and accept Delores and Randy, which opened our hearts to be loved by each other. https://wellcommunity.org/2021/01/28/a-well-world-wonder-ful-land/

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EXCLUSIVE: Cowboys Legend Roger Staubach Details Family’s Mental-Health Challenges

We're so thankful for Roger Staubach and Michelle Staubach Grimes for the way they're fighting stigma by sharing openly about their struggles with mental illness! https://www.si.com/nfl/cowboys/news/exclusive-dallas-cowboys-legend-roger-staubach-details-familys-mental-health-challenges

si.com Between cardiac comebacks for the Dallas Cowboys, beloved icon Roger Staubach has spent a lifetime helping a teammate – daughter Michelle – in a battle against depression

We're deeply saddened by the loss of two of our members to COVID-19. Though Delores and Randy often faced stigma in the wider community, they are greatly missed by all at The Well whose lives were enriched by their friendships. https://wellcommunity.org/2021/01/28/a-well-world-wonder-ful-land/

thriveglobal.com

Knowing Just 6 Neighbors Can Improve Our Health

Knowing even a few neighbors can have a positive effect on both mental and physical health. But, for those living with serious mental illnesses, building connections can be especially difficult. How could you reach out to someone in your community this week? Thrive Global

thriveglobal.com We’ve become better neighbors during the pandemic, a trend that also has proven benefits to our health.

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A Doctor Shared 6 Tips for Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID

These six tips are basic, but SO important for mental health, especially in challenging times. https://www.menshealth.com/health/a35300149/coronavirus-pandemic-mental-health-advice-doctor-mike-hansen/

menshealth.com "The effects on our mental health may be far longer lasting than the disease itself."

If you answer “Yes, I have” to any of these statements, you may be unintentionally contributing to negative views of individuals dealing with mental health challenges. https://wellcommunity.org/2021/01/21/perpetuating-stigma/

wired.com

It’s Not Just You: Everyone’s Mental Health Is Suffering

Numerous aspects of the pandemic are taking a toll on our mental health, and those who were already dealing with mental health struggles before COVID-19 are facing an extra layer of challenges. http://ow.ly/8Mjh50DgeE6

wired.com If you’re thinking, “Oh, I just need to suck it up,” stop. What you’re feeling is real. Here’s how to cope.

We so often don’t realize how we think and what we say about mental illness. Those who live with mental illnesses notice......and it stings. Please read.

Stigma is the result of countless words, actions and attitudes. Some may seem harmless on the surface and may be well-meaning, but all can contribute to the burden of rejection and prejudice carried by millions living with mental illnesses. https://wellcommunity.org/2021/01/21/perpetuating-stigma/

Stigma is the result of countless words, actions and attitudes. Some may seem harmless on the surface and may be well-meaning, but all can contribute to the burden of rejection and prejudice carried by millions living with mental illnesses. https://wellcommunity.org/2021/01/21/perpetuating-stigma/

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Six Ways to Stop Stigma

Stigma hurts those living with mental illnesses in many ways, including preventing them from seeking care and encouraging discrimination toward them. But, each one of us can help to stop stigma, and in turn, stand up for those who face it. https://wellcommunity.org/2016/03/25/six-ways-to-stop-stigma/

wellcommunity.org Stigma is an all-too-common experience for those dealing with mental illnesses. For members at The Well, it does its damage daily. The majority of those who live with mental illness experienece the…

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10 Helpful Podcasts About Mental Health

Looking for a podcast that can help you tend to your own mental health or better understand others' struggles? Try these suggestions from O, The Oprah Magazine. http://ow.ly/5d9o50DbZpE

oprahmag.com If you're struggling with anxiety or depression, these may help.

About The Well

Those who struggle with mental illnesses are thirsty for acceptance, support and meaningful relationships. Offering hope and healing through best-practice interventions, friendships and the power of faith, The Well Community provides a place to belong.

Founded in 2002, The Well Community is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. While it started as a simple, church outreach to a handful of people, The Well has grown into a flourishing, significant ministry among adults recovering from serious mental illnesses. The Well’s philosophy of care, relational interventions and holistic rehabilitation combine to make a significant impact upon those we are called to serve.

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