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KU School of Medicine-Wichita to host free workshop for African American faith leaders

January 30, 2019

Woman with hand on her head in distress, being comforted by another woman

Free workshop on Feb. 21 will promote minority mental health, engage Wichita faith leaders

KU School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is hosting a workshop on mental illness for African American faith leaders on Thursday, Feb. 21 at Noah's Event Venue, 1550 N. Lindberg Circle in Wichita.

The workshop, which promotes minority mental health in Wichita, will include a review of mental illness, resource materials, discussion and the opportunity to participate in research being conducted by Dr. Lisa Harding, a psychiatric resident at KU School of Medicine-Wichita. Lisa Harding, M.D.

Attendees will have the opportunity to share experiences with other clergy to plan how to counsel and refer, support and integrate those with mental illness, along with their family members, into local faith communities.

NAMI's Sharing Hope will present local testimonials from an adult living with mental illness, a family member, and a clergy member living with mental illness.

Materials shared with attendees will include:

  • Sharing/Bridges Hope: An African American Guide to Mental Health
  • NAMI FaithNet Resources for Faith Communities
  • Quick Reference on Mental Health for Faith Leaders, including a listing of minority mental health providers and services
  • Local NAMI support groups and education programs

Those interested in attending should RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 14 for materials and meal reservation (brunch). Please contact Dr. Harding, KU School of Medicine-Wichita Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, at lharding@kumc.edu or call 609-201-7429.

Update: There are five spots left as of Feb. 15. Contact Dr. Harding today to reserve your spot!

See the workshop flyer for additional information.

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Last modified: Feb 15, 2019
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