Thrive Weekend of Faith for Mental Health
Thrive Weekend of Faith has grown into a nation-wide initiative. The theme is mental health. Learn how your congregation can participate the weekend Thursday May 16 to Sunday May 19.
This message comes from Aisha Doris, Senior Advisor for Partnerships and Advocacy, Office of ThriveNYC:
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Says Thrive: “May 16-19 Houses of Worship from across the country will take time to talk mental and encourage others who may struggle with mental health challenges to seek help and learn about available resources. This could take the form of an in-service announcement or insertion into the sermon. We hope you are able to share the tool kit with your network and encourage them to participate.”
By fortuitous coincidence, on May 15 will be the Interfaith Mental Health Coalition (ICMH) luncheon: “Understanding Cultural Differences: the LGBTQ+ Community”
Wednesday May 15, 12:00-1:30 pm
Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall 1100 W. 42nd St.
Tags: congregations, icmh, mental illness, mental wellness, prayer, thrive
As the month of May quickly approaches, so is our fourth annual Weekend of Faith for Mental Health. The weekend will take place on Thursday, May 16th – Sunday, May 19th in communities all across America.
During these four days, we are asking houses of worship and community organizations to dedicate part of their services or programming to talking, teaching, preaching, or posting about destigmatizing mental illness, stress, and depression.
As active Interfaith Coalitions and Alliances we hope you can participate within your own communities and share this message with organizations within your network.
We have attached our Weekend of Faith for Mental Health Toolkit to this email to help guide your activities for the weekend. In addition, we will be hosting a prep session call to guide community organizations, staff and clergy members.
The prep session call will be hosted on:
Tuesday, May 14th – 2:00-3:00pm — 515-604-9802 / 800804
We encourage all leaders to lend their voices to help people learn more about these challenges. Together we can eliminate the stigma of mental illness and addiction, and promote available resources in our communities.
Senior Advisor for Partnerships and Advocacy
Office of ThriveNYC
ADoris@thrive.nyc.gov │ 212-748-0360