Friday, November 13, 2020 at 6:00 PM EST
Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 4:30 PM EST

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Indiana-Kentucky Conference UCC 
Indiana-Kentucky Conference, United Church of Christ 


Friday, November 13, 2020 (6:00 - 8:00 pm Eastern Time)

  • Welcome
  • Keynote Address
  • Becoming a WISE Congregation for Mental Health: the 10 Steps

Saturday, November 14, 2020 (10 am - 4:30 pm Eastern Time)

  • Workshops
  1. Mental Health101
  2. Depression/Anxiety/Grief in the time of Covid
  3. Trauma Informed Congregations
  4. Starting a Mental Health Spiritual Support Group
  5. Addiction/Opioid Crisis
  6. Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, Postvention
  7. Clergy Mental Health
  • Panel Discussion:  Ableism - The Intersection of Mental Health with  Racism/LGBTQIA+/Disabilities
  • The Basics:  How one church started a Mental Health Ministry and voted to become a WISE Congregation
  • Breakout Room discussion                                           
  • Closing Worship


UCC Congregations for Mental Health

Fall 2020 Webinar

In Partnership with the Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the UCC

November 13-14, 2020

Mental health conditions are common everywhere, including in our churches.  People are dealing with a variety of mental health and substance use challenges every day.  Due to stigma, many people may be reluctant to either seek professional help or to speak about it with their pastor or other members of their church.  But we want to create a place of belonging, where all people…including those with mental health challenges…are welcome, no matter where they are on life’s journey.

Congregations are invited to explore becoming WISE:  Welcoming, Inclusive, Supportive, and Engaged for Mental Health by attending the WISE Congregations for Mental Health Fall 2020 Webinar.  This is an opportunity to:         

  • learn about mental health
  • explore how our faith communities can support those among us with mental health challenges
  • attend practical workshops
  • receive resources
  • begin the steps to become a WISE Congregation for Mental Health, following the UCC resolution passed at General Synod in 2015.

Everyone is welcome to attend:        

  • church members, lay leaders and visitors
  • clergy
  • seminary students
  • mental health professionals

Video Release Statement

My image at the webinar can be posted for unlimited viewing.   If I do not give this permission, it will be my responsibility to turn off my own Zoom camera during the webinar.