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Faith and Mental Illness Panel | True North Luncheon 5/22/19

Opioid Epidemic | True North Luncheon

Dr. Marcus De Carvalho shared a message on the opioid epidemic at the True North Luncheon on February 27th. Check it out and then be sure to view his powerpoint slides here.

Psych 101

Ashley Meissner shared about mental illness with Beach Church’s Student Ministry on March 4th.

Mental Illness and the Church: Some Brief Thoughts on Some Ways to Engage Better

“It is essential that we talk more about mental illness and the church. Furthermore, it is essential for pastors to partner with mental health professionals in their church and community…”

Check out the full article from Ed Stetzer below.

How the Church Can Make Mental Illness a Topic of Conversation

“An important step for any church seeking to minister to those affected by mental illness is to establish a culture that explicitly grants permission for mental health to be a topic of conversation…”

Check out the full article from Stephen Grcevich below.

Mental Illness, Jesus, and Me

“I am one of those ministers who has endured a handful of seasons of anxiety and depression. Most of the time, thankfully, the affliction has been more low-grade than intense. On one occasion, though, it pretty much flattened me physically, emotionally, and even spiritually. I call this particular season my ‘living nightmare.’ That season, as well as others, occurred while serving in ministry…”

Check out the full article from Scott Sauls below.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveys

1 in 4 middle schoolers and 1 in 5 high schoolers have seriously considered suicide. These reports from Duval County Public Schools and Florida Health Duval County expand on those percentages significantly.

View full reports below.

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