Compassion in Action Webinar Series: Action Steps by Faith Communities to Address Mental Illness
The Compassion in Action Webinar Series will describe ways faith and community groups are addressing the needs of those with mental illness and their caregivers. Through the Compassion in Action Guide and this webinar series, we hope to encourage more faith communities to walk with and provide community for a lifetime to people with mental illness and their caregivers.
Part 2: Putting People First: Initial Steps for Addressing Mental Illness in Faith Communities
The first steps for a faith community in addressing mental illness are reflected in the first two principles of the Compassion in Action Guide -- affirming the inherent dignity of each person and acknowledging mental illness as an illness. This webinar will highlight leaders who embody these principles in their work with faith communities. They will describe how their efforts are respectively building a sense of belonging for individuals with mental illness in faith communities and helping faith communities take mental illness seriously.