2017 Faith & Mental Health Conference


Thu, Oct 26, 2017, 8:30 AM –

Fri, Oct 27, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT


Christian Theological Seminary

1000 West 42nd Street

Indianapolis, IN 46208

Christian Theological Seminary

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Register for this two-day mental health training conference in Indianapolis at CTS. Open to the public.

Thursday, October 26: African American Clergy Mental Health Symposium

Rev. Dr. Frank Thomas
Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics & Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary

Morning Workshop Facilitator:
Rev. Dr. Christina Davis
Clinic Director, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at Christian Theological Seminary
“What to Look for and What to Do: Responding to Mental Illness in Congregational Life”

Afternoon Workshop Facilitator:
Rev. Dr. Cherry Akins-Smith
Founder of UPNext, Health and Wellness Pastor at UMOJA Christian Church
“Saving the Whales: Helping Clergy Self Identify Depression, Mental Fatigue, and Suicide Risk”

Friday, October 27: Healing & Hope for Addictions, Faith & Science in Addiction Recovery

Dean Babcock, LCSW, LCAC
Ass. V.P. Eskenazi Health Midtown Community Mental Health
“Understanding Addiction - Creating Informed, Supportive Congregations”

Morning Workshop Facilitator:
Ray Lay
NAMI Peer Support Recovery Specialist; In Our Own Voice Presenter; Marine Veteran

Afternoon Workshop Facilitator
Ben Evans
Dir. of External Agency Affairs; Dept. of Family & Social Services Administration, State of Indiana
“Recovery Stories; Faith-Related Support Models"
Exhibitors and Treatment Resources

Presented by the Counseling Center at Christian Theological Seminary & NAMI Faith Net

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