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The Woodlands First Baptist Church

11801 Grogans Mill Road

The Woodlands, TX 77380

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Have you been swallowed up by depression, addiction or other mental health struggles? Get important information at the Belly of the Whale Conference; Mental Health and Addiction Recovery.

Come hear expert speakers and visit with top community resources for treatment and support. Hosted by The Woodlands First Baptist Church and the Houston Area Spiritual Care Network.

If you would like to make a contribution to the success of the conference please register and contribute at:

https://fbcotwtx.infellowship.com/Forms/382420 (copy and paste into your browser). You can complete registration and contribution on that site.

Speaker line up for the conference:

8:30-9:45 Registration and Sponsor Resource Tables
9:45-10:00 Welcome

*** Free lunch with registration

"Keep On Going". Jennifer Gray - Graduate Admissions Advisor at Ross University School of Medicine

Family: recognition of potential problems and first steps
Dr. Matt Stanford – CEO of Hope and Healing Center/Institute
How do I recognize there may be a problem? What is a mental illness,
addiction? What are first steps

Crisis/Suicide: Family response to crisis situations and threat of suicide
Evan Roberson or Shannon Miller – Tri-County Behavioral Healthcare
What is a crisis, what do I/we do to manage it to a successful positive
outcome?

 Confronted with the possibility of suicide what do I do?

Medical Role: in recovery process

Dr Andrew Giannotti – Texas Recovery Advocates, PLLC

What role does medical help play in identifying a problem and recovery? For
instance eliminating medical issues, medication questions and how it
affects/effects recovery

Therapy Role: in recovery process
Dr. Vaughn Bryant – Clinical Director-Lakeview Health
What and how does “talk-therapy” help me/family recover; different forms of
therapy for different problems?

Role of Spiritual Care: in recovery process
Rev. Brad Hoef – Pastor of Community of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
and founder of Fresh Hope Support Group method
How does faith and prayer support recovery; the Christian perspective of
how it helps our recovery?

Addiction/co-occurring issues:
Teddy Noble – Counselor Woodlands Family Institute
What is addiction and co-occurring issues and how to recognize and address
the issues? Steps involved in dealing with them.

Family: need to support the ill person and support for the family
Maeve O’Neill - VP of Compliance for Addiction Campuses
What kinds of support do the individual and loved ones need and how can I
be supportive? How do the elements that have been talked about come
together for a comprehensive recovery effort

4:30 Final Comments by Presentors

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