Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

How to Support a Support Group: Addictions and Mental Illness (and lots of follow up)

Wednesday, April 17, noon to 1:30 pm at the Indiana Interchurch Center (1100 W. 42nd St.) — clergy and lay leaders from several religious traditions will share their congregations’ experiences with support groups at their places of worship.

It will be a chance to learn about the faiths of others, about different cultures’ views of mental wellness, and perhaps even about our own religious beliefs and practices.

If you can’t attend, and think “Oh no, I can never be part of an essential conversation like this,” don’t despair. There are a score of conversations, workshops, and conferences in the near future, with more being added every week. These are great ways to follow up the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health’s monthly luncheons: meet a new network of engaged professionals and religious leaders, discover new ways to grapple with the issues ICMH raises.

Upcoming events about mental health in Central Indiana

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
Sep 18 @ 8:00 am – 1:45 pm Biltwell Event Center
Join us at the 2019 Interfaith Health & Wellness Summit! Hear from speakers, engage in open discussions, and collaborate on new health programs that will strengthen our community’s mind, body, and soul. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. The event is free — advanced registration
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
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