Mental Health Discussion Group and Book Study

Event details

  • October 17, 2018
  • 6:00 pm

Are you interested in learning more about living with and loving those with mental illness? Register now for a 4-week group study session taking place this fall on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in Room 160 on 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 11/7 (we’ll skip Halloween). The bestselling book, The Unquiet Mind, by Kay Redfield Jamison, will serve as a touch-point for our conversation as we reflect with others on the impact of mental illness on our lives, our families, and our culture.

The aim of our time together will be to educate and support those whose lives are touched by living with mental illness, being impacted by the mental illness of friends and family, or simply wanting to be better informed and sensitive to the impact of mental illness. These sessions will be hosted by the Good Shepherd Care Team and will be led by mental health (NAMI) professionals and counselors. The hope behind this effort is that Good Shepherd and community members will grow in their understanding about the impacts of mental illness and feel equipped to genuinely welcome and support others.

This event is made possible through a grant from the ELCA church-wide office; the book is free for the first 22 people to register (1 book per family please) and commit to attending all four sessions. For the next few weeks members of Good Shepherd have priority registration, and then we will open registration to others in the wider community. We will need to cap it at 22 people/couples/families and if there’s a big response, more people are still welcome to attend if they purchase the book on their own. To register, please contact Beth at beth@gsolympia.org or call 360-357-3554.