Center for Interfaith Cooperation

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Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon and more

February 20th the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH) hosted its second monthly luncheon, part of the series about “How Faith Communities Become Resources.” The subject of the February luncheon was How and When to Refer: Mental Health Crises.

Dr. Arman Siddiqui  & Sabrena Suggs

The two speakers continued ICMH’s spring theme of providing mental wellness services to young people. both are particularly well-suited for the topic.

Dr. Arman Siddiqui

Dr. Arman Siddiqui is an Adult & Child Adolescent Psychiatrist. He is board certified in Psychiatry and in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He did his Residency and Fellowship at New York Medical College. He has been with Adult & Child since 2015. He has been awarded multiple awards including the Clinical Excellence Award and Outstanding Intern by New York Medical College.

Sabrena Suggs

Sabrena Suggs is Mental Health Educator and Advocate with Give an Hour Indiana.

The next ICMH luncheon will be March 20th and will address suicide prevention for young people.

Upcoming ICMH luncheons:
How faith communities become resources

Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration? 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
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm Indy Urban Acres
Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes is a simulation created to expose people to the lives of refugees in refugee camps in the first person narrative. Each attendee receives information regarding the details of a refugee’s life and is expected to play the role
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Learn about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), ETS, and the impacts of suicide.
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
“Love, Jordan” is a film about teen suicide by CIC AmeriCorps member Dija Henry. After the film, there will be a discussion about how to provide suicide prevention training to communities and cultures that are less comfortable talking about mental health.
Oct 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
A youth representative talking with clergy about what they want, what they want to see from leadership, how they want to be helped; clergy member responding/modeling listening
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
A panel of youth talk about journeys through faith and mental health as second/first gen immigrants

Reserve your space now so you can be sure to hang out with the cool kids at the next luncheon.


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