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Mental Health and Faith Forum

Suppose a fellow student who looks up to you or a faculty member says: "I know you're a person of faith. I struggle with a mental illness, and wonder how believing in your faith might ease my suffering. How do your faith communities support folks like me? Do they have a dark side?"

Seven Wake Forest faculty and staff members of the Jewish, Islamic, and Christian faiths will deal with these and other questions from students when the Wake Forest chapter of Active Minds offers a special panel discussion introducing mental health and faith.

With 425 campus chapters nationwide, Active Minds is the leading organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.

Panelists for the program are the following: Dr. Gail Bretan (Director of Jewish Life), Imam Khalid Griggs (Asst. University Chaplain), Dr. Heath Greene (Psychology Department), Dr. Ronald Neal (Religion Department), Dr. Michael Hyde (Communication Department), Dr. Sam Gladding (Counseling Department), Nina Poe (Transformed Minds)

Moderator for the program: Bob Mills (Transformed Minds)

Questions about the program should be directed to Ade Ilesanmi, Active Minds President,

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Benson University Center, Pugh Auditorium
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Event Type

Religious, Speakers, Conference / Panel, Health / Medical, Community, Wellbeing / Thrive

Target Audience

Faculty, General Public, Students

Contact name

Ade Ilesanmi

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