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Mental Health & Addiction: A Sanctuary Workshop

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018 at 9:30AM - 12:30 PM
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Mental health and addiction are often brought into the same conversation, but how are they connected?  

In this session, we will explore how substance misuse is related to mental health and illness, and the intersections that help explain why they often co-occur.  What are some ways in which the church community can support mental health and the process of addiction treatment and recovery? Together, we will examine the spiritual, psychological, biological and social roots of addiction and their contribution to the mental health journey.

Featured speakers:

Fiona Choi, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health at UBC
Daniel Whitehead, MA, Executive Director of Sanctuary Mental Health Ministries   

Registration opens January 2018.

This is the first of three 2017–2018 Sanctuary Mental Health Workshops focusing on ministry and mental health. While each session stands alone, the sessions are complementary and participants are strongly encouraged to attend all three if possible. More information



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