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Welcome to the National AHEC Organizations 2014 on-line conference agenda.  Updates are added constantly, so please keep checking back for more information.  Sign up, create your own schedule, and let others know you are attending.  A great networking opportunity.

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Wednesday, July 9 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Single Session #CO639, Mental Illness as a Spiritual Journey: Creating Caring Communities LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

One in every five Americans experiences a mental disorder in any given year and half of all Americans have such disorders at some time in their lives. These illnesses of the brain affect all of us, regardless of age, gender, economic status or ethnicity. Nearly every person sitting in the pews has been touched in some way by mental illness. And yet, individuals and families continue to suffer in silence or stop coming to their faith community because they are not receiving the support they so desperately need. They become detached from their faith community and their spirituality, which is an important source of healing, wholeness and hope in times of personal darkness. This presentation will discuss the importance of mental health literacy and identify concerns around mental illness that exist in the faith community. We will also discuss how information and strategies can be effectively disseminated to address these concerns. A specific faith support will be discussed in how they were able to implement resources and supports. 


Lead Presenter

Robert L Wilson, Jr., MA

Southern Regional AHEC

Wednesday July 9, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Providence Ballroom 2

Attendees (8)