The Mental Health Ministry team planned a very successful Mental Health Workshop on October 12th with 32 church and community members attending. A speaker presented information on the UCC Mental Health Network and becoming a WISE church (Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive and Engaging). Other speakers presented information on the National Alliance for Mental Health and Stress Management techniques.
The Team also distributed copies of the newly printed “Mental Health and Resource Guide” with listings of area resources for emergency care, crisis services, pastoral support, hotlines, alcoholics anonymous, National Alliance for Mental Health, drug abuse and addiction, 12 step programs, UCONN student health services and resources for seniors such as a caregiver group and a bereavement group.
Copies are available in a basket in the Parish House lounge. Feel free to pick up more copies and distribute to friends or bring to community locations.
From the Mental Health Ministry Team: Annetta Miller, Kathy Lindner, Darryl Hilliard, Linda Blum, Nancy Rucker, John & Sharon Schneider, Charles Chester, and Mike Lake.
If you would like to join the team to plan for future initiatives, contact Annetta Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org.