Mental Health Workshops: Understanding Mental Illness from the Inside

Date(s) - October 29, 2016
9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Regent College

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Mental health is one of the greatest challenges currently facing the western world and, by extension, the church. One in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue in any given year, rising to one in three over the course of a lifetime.

As Christians, how do we think well about mental health? How can we care effectively for those in our communities who struggle with mental illness? What can we learn from Christian tradition, practice, and scripture? And how do we learn to listen to one another’s stories?

Regent College and Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries are partnering to provide a series of three Saturday morning workshops exploring these questions. While each workshop can stand alone, participants will benefit significantly from attending all three.

Cost: $50 per session ($35 for students and seniors)  

Understanding Mental Illness from the Inside

With Dr. Sharon Smith and Dr. Fiona Choi, Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries
October 29, 2016 from 9:30 am–12:30 pm 

How can followers of Christ understand and support individuals living with mental illness? In this workshop we will learn and think holistically about the experience, behaviors and signs of mental illness diagnoses including bipolar mood disorder, schizophrenia, general anxiety disorder, and substance use disorder. Join us as we consider a community approach that supports individuals without stigmatizing or creating co-dependent care structures.

In partnership with Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries

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