Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Chances to explore mental health and wellness

If you are lucky, you were able to attend the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health’s final event of 2018, “Flourish.” It was a chance to reflect on the ICMH’s achievements in 2018, and to reaffirm how important is the Coalition’s networking.

This spring there are many opportunities to discuss mental illness, the relation between religion and wellness, and institutions such as insurance. Start with the Interfaith Coalition fr Mental Health’s monthly luncheons (bring $5 for lunch) … and keep talking at other events.

Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health Luncheons

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about mental health community resources.

Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Join the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health for the first event of our fall series on youth: “What is Childhood Trauma?” At this event, participants will learn about the neurobiology of trauma, adverse childhood experiences’ (ACEs) effects on health, and other factors that contribute to
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Suicide doesn’t discriminate. It affects all communities. And it disproportionately affects youth. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, in 2017: Suicide was the second leading cause of death among 15- to 34-year-olds, and the third-leading cause of death among 10- to 14-year-olds. Alongside the presentation
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
At this ICMH event, pairs of youth and clergy will model healthy, productive conversations about mental health. Youth will ask faith leaders questions, and faith leaders will model how to be a safe space for these kinds of conversations.
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Join us on November 20th, 2019 to hear stories from our immigrant neighbors about the intersectionality of youth, mental health, faith, and being an immigrant.

Other events about mental health and wellness

Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Scott United Methodist Church
Dr. Joseph Smedley states that we are “Bio-Psycho-Social Spiritual beings” and there is a growing movement among mental health professionals to include more “faith” based therapy and counseling. Studies have shown that cognitive behavior and dialectical behavior therapy, when used with the above model approach,
Aug 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Launch Fishers
The Enlightened Hope Annual Conference’s purpose is to raise awareness of sexual abuse, to teach prevention strategies for women and for parents with their children, to give tips on how to support a loved one who is healing, and to teach healing strategies for the survivors of sexual abuse. Everyone who attends
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am Care to Change Counseling
Care to Change tackles hard topics with church leaders at this quarterly roundtable. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to resopnd when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so

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