Christian Caring for Mental Illness
What is Your Role
Many in our congregation and community are affected by mental illness. On Sunday, Feb. 2, Dr. Harold Koenig, a faculty member at Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Divinity School and one of the world's top experts on religion and health, will kick off a series of seminars on understanding our Christian role in responding to those with mental illness.
Dr. Koenig's research on religion, health and ethical issues in medicine has been featured on The Today Show, ABC's World News Tonight, Good Morning America, NPR, BBC, Reader's Digest, Parade Magazine and Newsweek. The seminars will be held Sundays, February 2 - March 2, at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel.
February 2: Dr. Harold Koenig Faith, prayer and Mental Illness
February 9: Overview of Mental Illness - Dementia and PTSD (excerpts from
movies and discussion)
February 16: Depression, Bi-polar and Schizophrenia ( film clips followed by
February 23: Substance Abuse/addictions and Touret's Syndrome (personal
testimonial) and discussion
March 2: Medications and latest treatment options and resources available
in the area.