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Mental Health Symposium- Navigating the Path to Liberation & Healing

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St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church

5710 East R L Thornton Freeway

Dallas, TX 75223

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You are invited to attend a Free Mental Health Symposium on Saturday, October 5, 2019, led by industry experts featuring concurrent workshop sessions on mental health patterns that impact all age groups. A lively interactive panel of mental health experts and a consumer of mental health services will discuss through their lens’ ways to navigate the road to mental wellness.

Description of Concurrent Workshops:

1. How Faith Impacts Mental Health – Recognizing mental health challenges is important for those both inside and outside the church. 40 percent of people affected by a mental health condition first turn to their faith leaders for support and assistance. A panel of experts will discuss the dual role of faith and faith-based support along with evidence-based practices of mental health services. The goal is to help individuals embrace principles which lead to transformation and healing.

2. Family Secrets: How They Shape & Harm Us – Every family has its secrets that members have been forced to keep silent. Secrets can devastate, divide and cause deep pain for generations. The presenter will discuss how past decisions and experiences that were hushed can affect one’s mental health status and damage familial relationships. The time is now to find our voice and heal.

3. The Psychological Family Tree (Genogram) – Understanding your family’s psychological DNA by tracing your lineage with a genogram is a tool for family therapy. A genogram is a psychological picture of a family tree that displays the emotional strengths and weakness of which is often duplicated from one generation to another. A family may discover a genetic predisposition to addiction, anger temperament or depression. Participants will learn about the benefits of a genogram to illustrate relationships, interactions between family members and behavior from generations. This tool will motivate families to make adjustments with damaging patterns as well as embrace the positive patterns to change the future generation.

4. Mental Health: It’s Time to Stop Saying "Crazy" – Everyone's talking about mental health these days. It’s the new buzz word! But what is it really about? In this introductory session, participants will receive basic information about mental health symptoms, diagnoses, and treatment options. Participants will learn to use other descriptive words to explain psychological symptoms in lieu of using the term "crazy”, which stigmatizes mental health.

5. Youth Only Workshop (ages 12-17) Bounce Back – Building Resilience For When Life Gets Tough- An interactive presentation that teaches young people to view adversity as an essential tool in their social and emotional development. Learning Objectives: Teach students the vital elements of resiliency; provide skills for using challenges and setbacks as building blocks for resilience; foster the mindset of confidence and perseverance; and, empower young people to overcome adversity and learn to bounce back.

Keynote Speaker: Dallas Psychologist Dr. Brenda Wall, Pastor of Christian Education and Counseling, at Friendship-West Baptist Church.

You will want to attend this important event to:

  • Get the facts to gain insight into family mental health patterns
  • Learn how to help yourself and those you love
  • Talk with providers offering family support and access to mental health services
  • Get involved in promoting mental health wellness in our community
  • Obtain your continuing education units, certificate of attendance, or community service certificate (youth)

The Mental Health Symposium is a mission of our Mental Health Task Force. The goal is raising community awareness of the importance of good mental health and providing education about the many life challenges that may face those who have or will experience intense stress, life trauma or mental illness. A major focus is trauma experienced during childhood, which can be a major cause of mental health challenges in later life.

This is our fourth annual symposium. Each year participation has grown both on the part of mental health professionals, providers and members of the community. Attendees will learn how to prevent, identify mental health issues, find useful resources, and improve the mental health of their families and the overall community.

* Certificate of Attendance will be provided upon request up to 4 hours .

** Youth will be provided a Community Service Certificate up to 4 hours.

Note: The symposium is free; however there is a minimal cost for lunch & CEUs.

  • Box Lunch - $8.00 plus Eventbrite fee

  • 4 hours of LPC, LMFT, & SW CEUs provided by Garland Behavioral Health Hospital: $20.00 plus Eventbrite fee


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5710 East R L Thornton Freeway

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