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Learn clinical aspects of mental health diagnoses and strategies for providing critical support in parish, diocesan and religious community settings.
For Church leaders, understanding the signs and symptoms of key mental health issues is critical for providing effective pastoral support for those they serve. It is now more important than ever to foster ministry environments where people feel safe to disclose and ask for help when they are struggling with mental health. Joe Collins, D.O., explores the clinical aspects of mental health diagnoses and treatment and Deacon Ed Shoener offers strategies for providing critical support in parish, diocesan and religious community settings.
Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.
Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.
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