June 1, 2007
NAMI FaithNet at 2007 NAMI Convention
NAMI FaithNet will be active once again at the upcoming 2007 NAMI Convention, June 20-24 in San Diego, CA.
Special Interest Workshop
A Special Interest NAMI FaithNet Workshop, moderated by Gunnar Christiansen, MD, and featuring Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder of Mental Health Ministries, Angela Vickers, JD, author of Brain Bondage -- The Delay in Mental Illness Recovery, Pat Doyle, Education Director for NAMI DuPage, Carol Green, of Mental Health Ministries, and Carole Wills, FaithCep chairperson and president of NAMI Indianapolis is scheduled for Thursday, June 24th from 9 AM to Noon.
9:00 am Welcome
Rev. Chester (Chet) Watson & Gunnar Christiansen, M.D.
9:20 am Mental Health Ministries – Resources for Faith Communities
Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder
Coordinator of Mental Health Ministries,
9:35 am Q & A with Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder
9:40 am Brain Bondage – The Delay in Mental Illness Recovery
Angela Vickers, JD
Mental Health Advocate & Educator,
Author of Brain Bondage, www.angelavickers.net
9:55 am Q & A with Angela Vickers, JD
10:00 am Seeing God Through the Pain
Pat Doyle: Education Director, NAMI
For info re: "What the Faithful Can Do" – firstname.lastname@example.org
10:15 am Q&A with Pat Doyle
10:20 am The Role of One to One Relationships in Recovery
Mental Health Ministries Advisory Committee,
10:25 am Video -- "Mental Illness and Families of Faith"
Mental Health Ministries
10:50 am Faith Communities Education Project (Faith CEP) of NAMI
Carole Wills www.congregationalresources.org/mentalhealth.asp
Faith CEP chairperson and President of NAMI Indianapolis
11:05 am Q&A with Carole Wills
11:10 – 12:00 pm Q&A with all of panelists
FaithNet will also have a table in the exhibit hall with free videos, DVDs, and printed materials. Please stop by and say hello.
The yearly closing Interfaith Worship Service will be held on Sunday, June 24th 9:00-10:00 AM. This very special service planned by Rev. Susan Gregg-Schroeder will include participation by representatives of several faiths.
Not yet registered for the convention? Although pre-registration is now closed, on-site registration will open at 9 AM on Wednesday, June 20th. Visit the NAMI Convention Web site for more info.