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Minding Our Well Being: Mental Health Wellness in Stressful Times

Wednesday, January 13 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Since early-March 2020, individuals across our society have faced new pressures and increased anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lay and clergy professionals across the Church have taken on new roles and additional work trying to meet the perceived demands of this time. Besides additional work, we have faced the ongoing fear of illness and the pressure to care for those affected.

The CEEP Network invites you to join panelists discussing mental self care as this stressful environment continues into 2021.

Clinical experts and clergy persons will discuss practical ways to care for oneself and provide information on support services. They will help attendees with identify warning signs. Panelists will also discuss when professional mental health intervention is recommended and will assist in recognizing the psychological impact that follows a traumatic event.

Panelists include:

  • Robert D. Flanagan, D.Min. – Interim Priest, Diocese of New York; Adjunct Faculty, General Theological Seminary; Author, Courage to Thrive: Finding Joy and Hope in the Midst of Mental Health Struggles; Bridgewater, Connecticut
  • Jody Horstman – Clinical Psychologist; Indiana
  • Ardelle Walters, LPC – Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, Founder of The Partner’s Path; Memphis, Tennessee
  • Rachel Meyer – Director of Program Development, Clergy Health Initiative, Duke Divinity School; Durham, North Carolina