Mental Health and God

3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression.*

In Australia, it's estimated that 45 per cent of people will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime.* Mental illness has a way of reaching and touching just about everyone. Why does God allow this to happen? What resources does God offer in the face of such pain? And is, or should, there be a relationship between faith and mental health?

Whether you have experienced mental illness yourself, or want to understand how best to care for somebody you love, this evening will provide a personal and thoughtful discussion on these questions and more. You’ll have a chance to interact with our panel, or simply sit and listen to what other people have to say. This event is for everyone - from the skeptically minded to the believer, and anyone whose life has been touched personally by mental illness. All welcome.

* Lily Strachan: Personal story having experienced mental illness herself.
* Richard Beeston: Author of 'Now That You Are Back’, a book about supporting his wife in her journey through depression.
* Meg Cook: Experienced clinical social worker and accredited mental health professional.


Thursday 30 August 2018
St John’s Anglican Church Ministry Centre, 81 Alt St Ashfield
Cost: $10 includes drinks and nibbles. Pay on the night. 

* Source: Beyond Blue

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