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UNDERSTANDING ACEDIA: "I don't care that I don't care."

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Saccomanno Education Center, 5th Floor

2635 North 7th Street

Grand Junction, CO 81501

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UNDERSTANDING ACEDIA: "I don't care that I don't care."

Friday, June 16

1 pm - 5 pm

St. Mary's Medical Center, Saccomanno Education Center

An epidemic called Acedia is a spiritual and emotional hopelessness that has begun to pervade our country. High school students suffer from it, as indicated by the spike in suicides. Many college students, the over-worked and the elderly suffer from it. Acedia is defined by the statement, “I don’t care, and I don’t care that I don’t care.”

NPR has spoken to this concern relative to the very poor unemployed and their dreary, empty lives. In his book, Dreamland, Sam Quinones hints that Acedia is at the root of the opiate epidemic in our country. Acedia will continue to harm us unless we name it now and learn how to deal with it. We hope you will attend this disturbing yet important presentation.

Dr. Balistrieri has been studying and presenting on Acedia for five years, at conferences and universities.

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