Upcoming Mental Health Events
Peace by Piece: An Evening on Understanding Bipolar Disorder
November 27, 2017
A diagnosis of Bi-polar Disorder can be frightening, but it is also one of the most successfully treated mental illnesses. During this talk social worker Gunnel Tesfa will share how to recognize symptoms of bipolar disorder in yourself or others, how to get help, and what a successful treatment plan can look like. 7:00–8:45pm at the Coquitlam Public Library. A group plans to carpool from Cedar Park, contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in attending.
Mental Health Ministry Workshop @ Regent College
Workshop 1: Mental Health Ministry
November 4, 2017
Workshop 2: Mental Health, Faith & Youth
February 3, 2018
Workshop 3: Mental Health & Addiction
March 10, 2018
Each Saturday workshop runs from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The workshops are complementary and may be taken singly or together. Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all three if possible.
How can Christian communities provide meaningful, thoughtful, and effective supports to those who struggle with mental illness?
Last year, Regent College partnered with Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries to offer our first series of workshops on faith and mental health. The enthusiastic responses to those workshops indicated a deep desire for the church to engage more effectively with mental health in our communities.
This year, we’re partnering with Sanctuary to offer a second series of workshops, intended to equip people of faith to build and sustain communities that provide meaningful and effective mental health supports. Whether you’re a pastor or a layperson with a heart, this series will provide you with a thoughtful, practical framework for initiating and maintaining ministries that make a difference.