The Gethsemane Community Inc. logo was originally hand-drawn by a volunteer in back in 1990. Although it has had a digital facelift and slight evolution, the essence of what it stands for remains unchanged.
The tree represents the olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane, with the city walls of Jerusalem seen in the background.
The words “Wait here, stay, be with me” represent what Jesus said to his friends while he waited in the Garden of Gethsemane feeling lonely and frightened, in fear of the coming suffering he knew he was about to endure.
Jesus being abandoned by his friends is a similar fate people with mental illness deal with, often forgotten about by family and friends.