Continuing Education for Registered Nurses – Tues. Evenings
Health Ministry & Congregational Nurse – Wed. Noon
= Special interest to a Congregational Nurse or Health Ministry Programs (All Welcome)
On the Frontlines: Supporting Families and Parishioners with Mental Illness
(Co-sponsored with Faith-Based Health Ministries Network, EMU–Lancaster Campus and Philhaven)
Mental illness is the sort of thing we don’t like to talk about, but statistics suggest that one in four people suffer from some kind of mental illness. Added to that staggering number are the friends and family members who bear their own scars and anxious thoughts, and who see no safe place to talk about the impact of mental illness on their lives and their loved ones. Many of these people are sitting in churches week after week, suffering in stigmatized silence. In this seminar, learn specific ways people in caring ministries can respond to the needs of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Presenter Amy Simpson, MBA, CPCC Author of Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry and the award-winning Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. Amy Simpson knows the trauma and bewilderment of mental illness in her family. This author, speaker, freelance coach, and editor reminds us that people with mental illness are our neighbors and our brothers and sisters in Christ. Showing the path to loving them well and becoming a church that loves God with whole hearts and whole souls, Amy will encourage her listeners with the strength we have and with minds that are whole as well as minds that are troubled. More information here
Date: Friday, September 16
Time: 8:00AM – 3:30PM at Calvary Church, Lancaster, PA
Cost: Early Bird Registration $30 (open till Aug 15th) – after Aug 15th registration will be $35 – Register Online now
EMU Lancaster (Greenfield Corporate Center)
1846 Charter Lane
Lancaster, PA 17601
Parking is plentiful and free!
Map and Directions
Payment can be made by check, cash, credit card or money order.
For questions regarding registration:
Contact Lisa Sauder, Administrative Assistant or telephone 717-397-5190.