Help – Anxiety

Circumstances in life sometimes cause us to feel anxious or depressed. But God is stronger than any difficulty we face, and He will help us through it all. God loves you! Jesus died for you. He has risen and wants to give you a life of freedom. Hold on to those facts.

When you feel overwhelmed, first pray and seek the Lord. The Bible says to “cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). God loves you and will help you. He knows your heart and will bring clarity to your confusion.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6–7)

If you are in Christ, the Holy Spirit dwells in you. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22–23). God the Holy Spirit, who lives in you, doesn’t have to try hard to be like Himself. He is peace; He is joy. Rely on Him; seek Him through reading the Bible and praying, and He will bear fruit in your life. Even if you have to pray every five minutes for strength, that’s okay. God will help you.

Next, tell someone else. We can’t do life alone, so it’s essential to be in Christian community. When we are weak, a brother or sister in Christ can encourage us, challenge us to see the big picture, or help expose a lie we believe. Tell someone at church or in your family. Seek out a Christian counselor and commit to going to your sessions. Set up a support system around you so you don’t have to deal with this by yourself. Admitting that you need help is crucial to finding freedom.

Things won’t always be this way. This may be a tough season, but it doesn’t mean your entire life will be this hard. The Psalmist recounts, “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul” (Psalm 94:19). Going through hardship is inevitable, but God will comfort and deliver you. He will never leave you.

If you would like to speak with someone about your situation, we would love to help you and pray with you. Please contact the Trailhead Church office at 336.229.7729 or email us at

Help – Mental Health Resources

Christians are not immune to mental health concerns, and the most unhealthy thing we can do is try to hide our hurt or pain. Whatever your situation, remember that you are not alone. We want to help in any way we can. Below are some resources we hope you find helpful. Please also feel free to call us at 336.229.7729, or reach out to our care team directly at

Christian Resources for Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety During COVID-19 – A four-part series from Jonathan Pokluda to help Christians navigate COVID-19.

Managing Fear and Anxiety During a Health Pandemic – A blog post for parents about managing family anxiety during any number of life disruptions.

Conversation Guides for Parents – Age-appropriate resources give practical tips about helping children understand and process anxiety.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.

Local Christian Counselors
We all need friends who can support and encourage us with wisdom and love. Sometimes the best person to do that is a trained professional. Below we have listed some trusted local counselors who are focused on helping people from a Christ-centered perspective.

Insight Professional Counseling Services, PLLC
Mission: “To help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.”
Specialties/Focus: Broad range of specialties; serving individuals, couples, and families.
Location: 2207 Delaney Drive, Burlington, NC 27215

Associates in Christian Counseling
Mission: “To provide professional mental health services to all who seek them regardless of race, creed, or financial status.”
Specialties/Focus: Broad range of specialties; serving individuals, couples, and families.
Location: 8025 North Point Blvd. Suite 231, Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Bridgehaven Counseling
Mission: “Bridgehaven Counseling Associates exists to provide excellent, Christ-centered counseling to individuals, couples, and families in the Raleigh-Durham area.”
Specialties/Focus: Broad range of specialties; serving individuals, couples, and families.
Location: 2304 S Miami Blvd, Durham, NC 27703