Christian Mindful Manners: How The Church Must Act Concerning Mental Illness This book promises to offer practical tips on how to help a church member who is struggling with mental health issues. The book is based on Biblical scripture and over 16 years of professional human service experience. More than 54 million Americans are affected by mental illness, and the church world can provide personal enrichment to its own. The world needs to see the Church's love in action and what better way than the Church reaching out to those who are hurting and leading them toward mental health recovery. Marvis earned her BA degree in Journalism from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. Previously, she published how-to-do articles for the Pittsburgh Press Newspaper, and worked as a full-time suburban news reporter for the North Hills News Record Newspaper. In addition, Marvis served over 16 years in the human service field as a mental health residential counselor, certified peer support specialist and administrative assistant. She is married and is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.