Webinar: Speaking into the Silence

The NBA Mental Health and Congregational Care Affinity Group offers a series of webinars focusing on issues of mental health and wellness in our congregations and communities. 

So often, people suffer in isolation as they navigate the throes of mental illness in their personal lives. Yet, contrary to widespread assumptions, clergy and church leaders are sought to help with psychological distress more often than other mental health experts. 

Webinar: "Speaking into the Silence: Storytelling as a Path to Healing"

In an effort to begin equipping church leaders with the tools necessary to respond to the silent cries, this webinar will focus on storytelling and testimony sharing as a means for healing and empowerment.

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Webinar Presenters

Here, psychotherapist Angela Whitenhill, M.Div., LCSW, and Rev. Dr. Sarah Griffith Lund, author of Blessed Are the Crazy: Breaking the Silence about Mental Illness, Family and Church, offer pastoral and clinical strategies for church leaders looking for ways to break the silence and allow the fullness of testimony to be shared without shame or stigma.

Related Resources 

In addition to this webinar, you may find these materials helpful as well:

Future Webinars

Stay tuned for more information on future webinars, including the first joint webinar by the NBA Mental Health and NBA Prison & Jail Ministries Affinity Groups on May 25: "Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear: Mental Health, the Criminal Justice System, and the Church" - learn more and register here!

VIDEO WEBINAR: Speaking into the Silence: Storytelling as a Path to Healing

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