Friday, 7 January 2011

A Day Looking at the Complex Issues Around Mental Health

The following is nicked from Sean, regarding a mental health day that our church is running in conjunction with Kerith Community Church, Bracknell. He sums it up well:

The older we get the more complex questions we seem to face ...
  • What should we say to a Christian friend whose doctor has prescribed anti-depressants?
  • What about when they want to stop taking their medication because they 'feel better'
  • When should our friends 'stop listening to themselves' and start 'speaking the gospel to themselves?'
  • Is their inability to make decisions because they are emotionally tired or is it deeper than that?
If you are like me, you can feel out of your depth in this area of suffering. To help me, I have booked myself yourself into the 'Cloudy Days in Summer' conference next month. It's on Saturday 5 February, 10-4pm at Kerith Centre in Bracknell. There are two seminar streams - one for 'those who walk through these experiences' the other for 'those who walk alongside'. Tickets cost £10 per delegate; to book your place either phone the RFC church office or book online here.

The conference won't answer all your questions but it will give both permission and a framework for Christians to discuss mental health issues.

Hope to see you there.

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