My background in counseling is that I am currently the director for mental health and substance use services at our community mental health center, which we call Co-Occurring services. I have been a Co-Occurring therapist for over 8 years now and if there is one thing I can tell you, it is that mental health and substance misuse disorders knows no boundaries, whether age, gender, race, ethnicity, health status, sociopolitical, or religion. So I wanted to have a conversation for pastors on what can be an appropriate approach to addiction within your faith worldview.
We share this because last week was the 2022 National Mental Health Day and another Church Mental Health Summit so we wanted to share last year’s presentation in hopes that you may enjoy what you see and go watch this year’s presentations. If you want, you can use our affiliate link and sign up for the All-Year pass.
Without further ado, here is the official full presentation I gave for the Church Mental Health Summit on October 10, 2021. We hope it blesses your ministry and community.