Depression and Bipolar Disorders
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Workshop
Suicide Prevention and Awareness Workshop
Mental Health Committee is developing a series of workshop templates to enable
clergy and other church leaders to initiate conversations among their
parishioners about mental illness. Powerpoint, PDF, and Word files which comprise the workshop can be found on the sub-pages.
The goals of this program are to:
- Provide comprehensive
information about specific mental illnesses and conditions in an easy to
use and approachable format for individuals with no formal or professional
training in mental health issues.
- Help church leaders
familiarize their parishes with accurate information about mental illness,
especially those conditions that are frequently represented in the general
population using language relating to everyday activities, not clinical
- Enable participants to
reflect upon their beliefs and views about mental illness, and enhance
their understanding of mental illness as physiological or medical
conditions that often require clinical and professional treatment.
- Foster an environment for
continued straightforward and open conversations about mental illness.
Committee on mental health also provides seminars focused on the needs or
your parish, including the topics of:
Grief and Loss
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Talking to your children about sexual issues
Helping children manage change
Including Prayer in mental health treatment
To schedule a program OR if you have an educational program you would like
to offer to the Diocese, please contact Marta Enghdal at firstname.lastname@example.org