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Mental Illness 101: Anxiety Disorders – Webinar for Faith Communities
May 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Mental Illness 101: A Practical Primer Series for Faith Communities
With one in five people experiencing some form of mental illness each year, it comes as no surprise that faith communities are contending with this reality in their congregations and neighborhoods. The HHS Partnership Center is hosting a timely series of webinars aimed at educating, equipping, and engaging communities on this often unspoken epidemic.
Goals of this series are to:
- help faith and community-based partners, groups, and their leaders understand commonly diagnosed mental illnesses;
- recognize signs and symptoms prevalent in adults, teens, and children; and
- guide individuals toward recommended levels of care for these conditions.
Through increased awareness and appropriate care, mental health myths can be dispelled, and individuals, families, and ultimately communities, can thrive!
Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 12 p.m. Eastern Time
Did you know anxiety disorders are more than just temporary worries or fears? It’s true. And for someone struggling with this type of disorder, the anxiety does not just go away. In fact, symptoms can worsen over time and interfere with daily activities, including job performance, school work, and relationships.
Through this webinar, faith and community leaders will learn how to recognize the signs and types of anxiety―including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders―and then guide individuals to the proper level of care.
Presenter: Timothy A. Sisemore, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Summit Counseling Center