Mental Health: What Is It and Why Should I Care?

Sun, Jan 14 • 11:45 am

Loper Chapel

On Sunday, January 14, First Church member Kerrie Hein will present the first of a series of six monthly sessions on Mental Health Promotion. The title is Mental Health: What Is It and Why Should I Care? and will take place at from 11:45 am to 1 pm in Loper Chapel.

Kerrie will share information on what mental health is, how it can be maintained, individual and national concepts of well-being, and what mental illness is. Wellness resources will also be available.

The Mental Health Ministry Team is sponsoring this series of seminars which will be held during the Adult Learning Hour on the second Sundays, January – June 2018. All are welcome to attend one or more or all of the presentations.

Kerrie Hein is the Lab Director for the Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic at UC Berkeley. Over the past eight years, Kerrie has interviewed hundreds of people from many walks of life—teenagers to seniors—about their mental health histories, learning from them the many ways in which their lives have been painfully affected by mental illness. Her passion is to educate people about mental health, giving them information and tools that will help them live more productive, fulfilling and resilient lives and care for those in their lives who are suffering from mental disorders.

Here is the full list of presentations:

January 14   Mental Health: What Is It and Why Should I Care?
February 11   Mental Illness
March 11   Emotional Literacy
April 8   Companionship:  A way of reaching out to others, offering a supportive presence for those who may be isolated, alone and estranged.
May 13   Mindfulness
June 10   Sleep

For more information, click here for a description of each seminar or speak to Kerrie.

Childcare provided
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley CA

Robin Kempster