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The Next Global Pandemic

What if the next global health crisis is a mental health pandemic? It is here now, and spiking. According to Gallup Inc., anger, stress, worry and sadness have been on the rise globally for the past decade -- long before the COVID-19 pandemic -- and all reached record highs in 2020.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 41.5% of U.S. adults exhibited symptoms of anxiety or depression in early 2021. Globally, seven in 10 people report that they are struggling or suffering, according to Gallup.  100% of our Rest Stop Ministries clients struggle and suffer with mental health distress. 

People die from COVID-19 -- they also die from depression and anxiety disorders. The U.S. has seen spikes in deaths from suicide and "deaths of despair."

The antidote to despair is HOPE.  That’s why our core competency at Good Hope Farms is growing, or cultivating, hope.  Our healing program is anchored in hope.  And hope does not disappoint.  Hope restores, revives, brings life from death.  Hope Heals. 

To demonstrate our confidence in the healing power of hope, we’re excited to share some significant data from 6 years of measuring mental health outcomes with the 43 women we’ve served in our long-term residential restoration program. 

We trust these important & impressive outcomes will compel you to continue supporting our work.  We need you to help us keep our doors open so that more exploited women can grow and rise in the power of hope. 
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A strong financial finish to 2021 is imperative to keep survivors’ hope alive through strong mental health outcomes like these.  Please consider a year-end gift.  Most nonprofits receive 30% of their overall budget in December with Dec 30 & 31 being the two strongest giving days of the year!
We wanted to share this relevant Advent thought from one of our favorite theologians, Henri Nouwen. May our faith be increased this season!

"The situation in our world is frightening, and many people experience deep anxieties. More than ever we will be tested in our faith. I hope and pray that the Lord will deepen our faith during these weeks of Advent and will fill us with peace and joy, which belong to his kingdom. Hope is not mere optimism and I pray that we all will be able to live hopefully in the midst of our apocalyptic time. We have a promise and God is faithful to his promise even when we are doubtful and fearful. As Paul says: “Our hope is not deceptive because the Holy Spirit has already been poured into us” (Romans 5:5).
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