At the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Rev. Susan Phillips and the delegation of the Diocese of Delaware introduced Resolution C020. The resolution was one of five also endorsed by Association for Episcopal Deacons (AED).
The Resolution was adopted as follows:
Resolved, the House of Bishops concurring, that the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church calls upon dioceses, congregations, schools, and other entities of the Episcopal Church to explore and adopt best practices for the vitality and increased capacity of their mission and ministry in the inclusion, support, and spiritual care for persons with mental illness and their families; and be it further
Resolved, that dioceses, congregations, schools, and other entities of the Episcopal Church increase understanding about mental illness by providing educational material and training; utilizing existing programs such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness, veterans groups, governmental departments of mental health, local organizations, and other programs and organizations; and sharing the information so that it is readily accessible.