How Faith Communities Can Respond by MHAI

Tuesday, July 28 from 1:00 - 2:30pm

Stigma and Mental Health:
How our Faith Communities Can Respond

Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5 percent—experiences mental illness in a given year. Many people turn to their church and their faith for spiritual guidance in times of emotional distress. Unfortunately, there is still a stigma attached to mental illness in many Christian churches. The prevailing culture of silence often causes suffering believers to feel shamed, blamed and very unsupported. This means a lot of good, Christ-centered people suffer alone in silence.

This training is recommended for anyone interested in better understanding how stigma impacts those with mental health problems and our communities, and wants to learn how to reduce both. The training will:

  • Raise awareness of mental health problems and stigma within faith communities
  • Identify common misperceptions about mental health problems
  • Discuss the impact of stigma on communities
  • Identify ways to reduce stigma and discrimination in your faith community

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Date and Time

Tue, July 28, 2020

1:00pm - 2:30pm




Mental Health America