For much of the Church's life, "mental illness" has been a thing hidden away, never discussed, and a topic of shame. Many families and individuals in our community live with mental health challenges, and in the wake of a global pandemic, those who deal with these diagnoses on a daily basis has only increased.
What is the Church's proper response to this, and how does the community of faith reflect the healing presence of the Risen One to care for the beloved children of God who face these challenges? Join us as we examine two books that will lead our conversation; you can join us for one or both:
JUNE LYCEUM: Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on June 8, 15, and 22: Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness by Kathryn Green-McCreight
July Lyceum: Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on July 6, 13, and 20: Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence About Mental Illness, Family, and Church by Sarah Griffith Lund and the Young Clergy Women Project.
Books are available from Amazon by clicking below, or you can purchase them from the parish office when you register (upper right).
Buy Darkness Is My Only Companion by clicking here.
Buy Blessed Are The Crazy by clicking here.