As someone who has struggled with mental health for much of my life, and who deeply loves the church, I found myself in the all-too-common place of wishing the ministries and churches I was in knew how to help me better. Over the years, my dreams grew until I landed on a two-part mission:
1. To help people struggling with mental illnesses realize that our battles are a place to encounter God, not a barrier from Him. That God wants to use the people around us to love us, and that it's ok to ask for help. That God wants us to be whole and healthy.
2. To help church & ministry leaders become more Christ-like by helping them know how to engage with those around them who are hurting, specifically those struggling with mental health.
Robert has worked for various ministries & non-profits in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and England. His writing has been featured on Relevant, The Mighty, Thought Catalog, Patheos, and more, and he semi-regularly speaks at youth groups, schools, and more (although he'd love to do more of that).
He also hosts a podcast on Christianity & mental health called CXMH, as well as being a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Instructor for groups of any size. He holds a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mercer University in Atlanta.
He lives in Atlanta with his wife, their new son, and their dog.