Increase your comfort level in dealing with people with mental illness or distress. Have a basic understanding of some of the common mental illnesses you might encounter. Learn how to possibly save someone's life.
From #BlackLivesMatter to #MeToo, social activism is on the rise in the twenty-first century. Justice work is inherently fraught with emotional hardships, including the risks of personal, vicarious, and cultural trauma. Drawing upon her support work with faith-based activists, Rev. Dr. Walker-Barnes describes the multiple layers of emotional labor involved in social activism and the importance of emotional management in sustaining activists and movements.
January 15thth — an excellent luncheon about #domesticviolence. Ashley Powell at Domestic Violence Network (DVN) was engaging, knowledgeable and very helpful.
On September 6th, megachurch pastor Jarrid Wilson ended his life. Wilson and his wife Juli had set up Anthem of Hope, a nonprofit to help Christians (and others) struggling with depression. His fellow clergy members continue to wrestle with what this means.
Nov. 20th — What a great dinner and discussion the Interfaith Mental Health Coalition has put together. RSVP now so you can get some of the tasty Yats food.
Learn about the neurobiology of trauma, adverse childhood experiences' (ACEs) effects on health, and other factors that contribute to the mental health of a young person.
A Muslim, a Christian, and a Buddhist shared their experiences addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after incarceration
June 19th — How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration?
The opioid epidemic and other public-health emergencies are being aggravated by failings in the criminal-justice system.
Here are a few more resources to get a head start on the Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health's discussion of prison ministries and mental wellness.
May 15 th — Our friends at the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) list some of these issues:
Next Wednesday's luncheon is going to be INCREDIBLE. Seven panelists of diverse faiths will present about how they support support groups and mental health initiatives in their communities. Register today!
April 17th — clergy and lay leaders from several religious traditions will share their congregations' experiences with support groups at their places of worship.
The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health presents our second event of the Spring 2019 Series: How Faith Communities Become Resources.
The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH) hosted a luncheon and panel discussion on depression in congregations, accompanied with an interfaith prayer service, on Wednesday April 18th. In a dynamic interview format, Dr. Arman
April 18th CIC’s Immigrant and Refugee Service Corps partnered with CTS’s Counselling Center on “Mental Health and Healthy Congregations,” a workshop for Latino pastors. Pastors, community leaders and mental health professionals explored the challenges