Beginning Sunday, September 7, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at Hilda UMC in Hilda there will be 4 one-hour presentations and discussion of mental illness – the myths, the mysteries, the ministry. Anyone who is interested in or impacted by mental illness is invited to join members of the Hilda congregation in exploring this urgent, but too often ignored, topic.
The Surgeon General’s report on the magnitude of mental illness states that one in four families have a member dealing with mental illness. Too often their struggles are hidden from people who could help and support them. Right now Mason County has very little to offer persons and families who may be feeling disconnected due to the shame, guilt, or stigma that is often associated with mental illness..
With that in mind, Hilda will be presenting information about depression, anxiety, addictions and other forms of mental illness. They will also present information about how, as an individual or a congregation, the community can respond in a positive way to this.
For more information you can contact Rev. Wade Powell at (325) 347-7219 or Nanci Gibbons at (210) 240-4299.