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The Struggle is Real: Preparing Your Church for Mental Health Ministry | FREE WORKSHOP

November 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0

Join us in-person or via Zoom for this timely and vitally important FREE workshop focused on setting up mental health ministries in your community.

The battle is real, there is a mental health crisis in our world, even among people of faith. And whether you’re a first responder, member of the clergy or a stay at-home mom, being able to recognize the signs and how to care for those struggling with their mental health can help save lives. You are invited to this FREE, introductory class about the School of Mental Health Coaching, presented by the American Association of Christian Counselors!

Featured Programs:
– Dare 2 Care | Global Church and Mental Health Initiative
– Mental Health Coaching | First Responder Training


Phil Smith, Director of Church Partnerships and Mental Health Coaching Program, AACC

During this hour-long event, Phil Smith will provide an overview on two online training programs from the AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) focused on local outreach to assist with the cascading problem of mental health care needs in our communities.


What is a Mental Health Coach?

Mental health coaching is a form of strengths-based support for persons living with serious mental illness (e.g., bipolar disorder). Coaches help clients develop a healthy balance in life, give guidance in decision making, offer support in navigating mental health difficulties, and assistance in establishing a recovery plan. Coaches help clients find ways to obtain and maintain stability, manage difficult symptoms, rebuild relationships, and find a purpose for living. Coaches also help clients find resources for professional care and treatment, family support, and education.