The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church


Research shows 1 in 5 children and 1 in 5 adults in America will be affected by mental illness in a given year. Although millions of people are impacted by mental illness - people often feel isolated and alone, unsure of where to turn for help and hope.
On October 7-9, 2015 Saddleback Church is hosting The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church which will include pre-conference training seminars and two full days of educating, equipping, and networking. The Gathering will focus on empowering individuals living with mental health challenges, family members and friends, church leaders, as well as mental health professionals.
Together we are committed to coming alongside, supporting, learning from, and compassionately caring for those living with mental illness.
Join us for this hope-filled event.

Speakers

Rick Warren - Pastor, Founder of Saddleback Church

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Kay Warren - Co-founder of Saddleback Church

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Thomas R. Insel, M.D. - Director, National Institute of Mental Health

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Patrick J. Kennedy - Founder, Kennedy Forum

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Sheila Walsh - Bestselling Author & Speaker

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Bishop Kevin Vann J.C.D., D.D. - Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

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Paolo del Vecchio, MSW - Director, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Tommy Hilliker, M.Div. - Pastor of Membership, Saddleback Church

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Robin L. Kissell, M.D. - Director, UCLA BPD Initiative

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Jerry Reed, Ph.D., M.S.W. - Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center

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Rev. Samuel Rodriguez - President/CEO, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

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Chief Yost Zakhary, M.A. - Former President, International Association of Chief of Police

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Daniel Amen, M.D. - Founder and Medical Director, Amen Clinics

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John Baker - Founder, Celebrate Recovery

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Johnny Baker - Celebrate Recovery Pastor, Saddleback Church

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Louise S. Dunn, D.Min. - Director, New Hope Crisis Counseling Center

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Alice Forrester, Ph.D - Executive Director, Clifford Beers Child Guidance Clinic

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Aaron Kheriaty, M.D. - Prefessor of Psychiatry, UC Irvine

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David Mandani, MSW - Founder and CEO, Saving Face Saving Grace

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Constance Rhodes - Founder and CEO, Finding Balance, Inc.

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Jessica Van der Stad - Area Director, American Foundation for Suicide Director

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Schedule

  • 9:00 AMPRE-CONFERNCE MORNING TRAINING SESSIONS (Choose One)
  • 9:00 AMHow to Start A Celebrate Recovery Ministry in Your Church: Including the Landing for Students (Full Day Training)
  • 9:00 AMHow to Start a Mental Health Ministry in Your Church
  • 9:00 AMChildren's Mental Health - Part 1
  • 9:00 AMFamily and Friends affected by Mental Illness
  • 12:00 PMLunch (Available for purchase)
  • 1:30 PMPRE-CONFERNCE AFTERNOON TRAINING SESSIONS (Choose One)
  • 1:30 PMHow to Start A Celebrate Recovery Ministry in Your Church, Including the Landing for Students (Continued Full Day Training)
  • 1:30 PMLeading and Launching Life Changing Support Groups
  • 1:30 PMChildren's Mental Health - Part 2
  • 1:30 PMIndividuals Living with Mental Illness
  • 1:30 PMSuicide Prevention
  • 1:30 PMIntegrating Faith into Your Mental Health Practice
  • 5:00 PMEnd of Pre-Conference Day
  • 9:00 AMPlenary Session 1 | Time to Focus
  • 11:00 AM Plenary Session 2 | Time to Join Together
  • 12:30 PMLunch will be provided
  • 1:30 PMWorkshops
  • 3:30 PMPlenary Session 3 | Time for Family
  • 5:00 PMDinner & Networking Opportunities (Dinner available for purchase)
  • 7:00 PMWorship Service | Time to Hope
  • 9:00 AMPlenary Session 4 | Time to Speak Up
  • 11:00 AMWorkshops
  • 12:30 PMLunch will be provided
  • 1:30 PMPlenary Session 5 | Time to Lead
  • 3:00 PMConference Concludes

Resources

Leading and Launching Life-Changing Support Groups

Celebrate Recovery Starter Kit

How to Get Through What You're Going Through

Your First Step to Celebrate Recovery:

Saddleback Church: 949-609-8000

Grace for the Afflicted, Matthew Stanford

I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help, Xavier Amador

Troubled Minds, Amy Simpson

Talking to Depression, Claudia Strauss

Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough

Grieving a Suicide by Albert Hsu’s

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Local Mental Health Resources: 211

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