Addressing the stigma of mental illness in the Church

One in every four people in your church will be affected by mental illness each year.

Freed from Shame, is a new publication which addresses the stigma of mental illness and sheds light on the reality in the church; not to condemn people, leaders or churches, but instead to offer insight and practical advice on how to tackle this challenging subject. It shares real life stories and suggestions on how the church can create a positive supportive environment.

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"I have people in my church struggling with mental health. You do too. This book is an invaluable tool in learning how to understand, how to help and how to love." Mark Landreth-Smith - Pastor, Bridge Church, Newbury, UK

Join author Dawn Holmes, and co-author Karen Todd, as they tell the story behind Freed from Shame and discuss several important issues. The morning will also include interactive discussion times.

So, put the date below in your diary and book your place. Encourage others about this opportunity to realise that many others share these experiences. Come away with an understanding that things can be better in our churches for all who suffer or live alongside those who do.

Saturday 16 June 10.30am – 12pm

at Riverside Church, Okehampton Street, Exeter

There is a small charge of £6 per person to cover the costs and refreshments. Plus, the opportunity to buy the book for £7.50 instead of £8.99 at the event or when paying for your place(s). Call in or phone Bridge Books to book on 01392 427171.  Hosted by Bridge Books.

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