by Carol Hollins
SAN ANTONIO — At some point in their lives, one in five adults and one in ten children and young people will encounter some level of mental illness. On Saturday June 9, the MacArthur Park Church of Christ’s Mental Wellness Ministry will host a free workshop on the topic for those interested, those affected and those who love them.
From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., two guest speakers will teach about some disorders, mental wellness and strategies for dealing with the challenges. Your presence is encouraged and will be welcome.
Dr. Daniel Morehead, an Austin psychiatrist in clinical practice and also a health advocate, will speak on “Faith and Mental Wellness.” In each of the last two summers, he has spoken at the Pathways to Hope Conference at the Tobin Center here. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Morehead teaches with an understanding of the connections between faith and psychiatry. During the “Ask The Doctor” period, participants may inquire about specific concerns.
Tracy Green of Houston will speak from her experience with and recovery from Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder. A regular resource on the difficulties associated with DID, Green held a workshop that was lauded as an inspiration at the 2017 National Alliance on Mental Illness Texas Conference.
The San Antonio Police Department Crisis Intervention Team will also present a session. Trained to provide safety for those involved in intense situations and for the community around them, the SAPD team will provide additional perspective.
We know you will appreciate the shared knowledge and information. Plan to come. For more information, contact Carol Hollins at 210-288-5166.
by Carol Hollins