The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church


It's difficult to imagine that 50% of adults will develop depression, anxiety, self-harm, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, PTSD, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, or some other mental illness in their lifetime. This staggering reality can feel daunting, but there is HOPE for mental health.

HOPE says that you are not defined by your illness. HOPE says your life has a purpose even when you don't feel it. HOPE says you are not alone.

Be a part of breaking the silence and stigma by joining us on October 7-9, 2015 for Saddleback Church's Gathering on Mental Health and The Church. These three days are packed with practical help and hope for individuals affected by mental illness, their loved ones, church leaders, and mental health professionals. It's time to join together and create a pathway to HOPE. It's time to offer a place of refuge, love, and compassion for those who need it most. It's a time to acknowledge the facts and embrace the millions of people suffering everyday from mental illness.

Join us for this hope-filled event!

#HOPE4MH

Early Bird Price (ends August 31st): $109
September 1st - October 8th Price: $139
Pre-Conference - $40

*If you are a veteran we would like to thank you for your service by offering you a complimentary registration to The Gathering. Please call (949) 609-8019 or email registration@saddleback.com for your promotional code.

Speakers

Rick Warren, DMin - Pastor, Founder of Saddleback Church

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Kay Warren - Co-founder of Saddleback Church

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Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA - United States Surgeon General

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

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Michael Botticelli - Director, National Drug Control Policy

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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 JCD, DD - Bishop, Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange

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Daniel Amen, MD - Founder and Medical Director, Amen Clinics

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Rev. Talitha Arnold - Senior Minister, The United Church of Santa Fe (United Church of Christ)

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Jason Austin, LMFT - Behavioral Health Services Program Manager, Orange County Health Care Agency

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John Baker - Founder, Celebrate Recovery

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Johnny Baker - Pastor of Celebrate Recovery, Saddleback Church

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Kimberly Cripe - President and CEO, CHOC Children’s Hospital

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

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

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Jim Fix, PsyD - Former Executive Director, San Diego Psychiatric Emergency Response Team

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Alice Forrester, PhD - Executive Director, Clifford Beers Child Guidance Clinic

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Katrina Gay - Director of Communications, National Alliance on Mental Illness

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Jimmy Greene - Saxophonist, Composer

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Mary R. Hale, MS - Behavioral Health Director, Orange County Health Care Agency

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Tommy Hilliker, MDiv - Pastor of Ministry, Saddleback Church

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Aaron Kheriaty, MD - Professor of Psychiatry, UC Irvine

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Warren Kinghorn, MD, ThD - Assistant professor, Duke University Medical Center, Duke Divinity School

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Robin L. Kissell, MD - Director, UCLA BPD Initiative, Semel Institute

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

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Nelba Marquez-Greene, LMFT - Executive Director, The Ana Grace Project

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Major Jeff S. Matsler - Chaplain, U.S. Army

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David J. Miklowitz, PhD - Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Semel Institute

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Daniel Morehead, MD - Psychiatrist, Samaritan Center for Pastoral Counseling

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Valerie Porr, MA - Founder, TARA NAPD

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Jerry Reed, PhD, MSW - Director, Suicide Prevention Resource Center

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

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Jacquelyn Rivera, LCSW PPSC - Program Coordinator, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

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

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Senator Darrell Steinberg - The Steinberg Institute for Advancing Mental Health Policy

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Elizabeth Styffe, RN, PHN, MN - Director of HIV/AIDS and Orphan Care Initiatives, Saddleback Church

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

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Glenda Wrenn, MD, MSHP - Director, Div. of Behavioral Health, Satcher Health Leadership Institute

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Chief Yost Zakhary, MA - Former President, International Association of Chief of Police

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National Alliance on Mental Illness: Orange County (NAMI OC)

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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 | Presented By: John Baker and Celebrate Recovery Team | Full Day Training
  • 9:00 AMChildren's Mental Health: Wellness for Parents & Raising a Resilient Child | Presented By: Children's Hospital of Orange County | Full Day Training
  • 9:00 AMHelping Families Cope and Support Their Loved One Living with Mental Illness | Presented By: National Alliance on Mental Illness-Orange County | Half Day Training
  • 9:00 AMHow to Start a Mental Health Ministry in Your Church | Presented By: Tommy Hilliker and Saddleback Church's Ministry Team | Half Day Training
  • 9:00 AMMental Health Response by Faith-Based Communities through Creating Peer Support Programs | Presented By: Dr. Louise Dunn--Director, New Hope Crisis Counseling Center | Half Day Training
  • 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 | Presented By: John Baker and Celebrate Recovery Team | Continued Full Day Training
  • 1:30 PMChildren's Mental Health: Grief, Loss, Trauma-Informed Care & The Community as Protection | Presented By: Elizabeth Styffe--Director of HIV/AIDS and Orphan Care Initiative at Saddleback Church and Nelba Marquez-Greene--Executive Director, The Ana Grace Project | Continued Full Day Training
  • 1:30 PMHelping Individuals Living with Mental Illness Access Their Strengths | Presented By: National Action Alliance on Mental Illness-Orange County | Half Day Training
  • 1:30 PMsafeTALK Suicide Alertness Training | Presented By: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention | Half Day Training
  • 1:30 PMIntegrating Faith Into Your Mental Health Practice | Half Day Training
  • 1:30 PMLeading and Launching Life Changing Support Groups | Presented By: Tommy Hilliker and Saddleback Church's Ministry Team | Half Day Training
  • 5:00 PMEnd of Pre-Conference Day
  • 9:00 AMPlenary Session 1 | Time to Focus | Pastor Rick & Kay Warren, Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy, Dr. Daniel Morehead, Sheila Walsh
  • 11:00 AMPlenary Session 2 | Time to Join Together | Pastor Tommy Hilliker, David Mandani, Saddleback Church Mental Health Team
  • 12:30 PMLunch will be provided
  • 1:30 PMWorkshops
  • 3:30 PMPlenary Session 3 | Time for Family | Dr. Alice Forrester, Dr. Robin Kissell, Dr. Jim Fix
  • 5:00 PMDinner & Networking Opportunities (Dinner available for purchase)
  • 7:00 PMWorship Service | Time to Hope | Pastor Rick & Kay Warren, Bishop Kevin Vann, Sheila Walsh, Jimmy Greene
  • 9:00 AMPlenary Session 4 | Time to Speak Up | Pastor Rick Warren, Director Michael Botticelli, Nelba Marquez-Greene, Dr. Jerry Reed, Paolo del Vecchio, Dr. Glenda Wrenn, Chief Yost Zakhary
  • 11:00 AMWorkshops
  • 12:30 PMLunch will be provided
  • 1:30 PMPlenary Session 5 | Time to Lead | Pastor Rick & Kay Warren, Kim Cripe, Katrina Gay, Dr. Tom Insel, Patrick Kennedy, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Senator Darrell Steinberg
  • 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, Kay Warren

Grieving a Suicide, Albert Hsu

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

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

National Alliance on Mental Illness

Local Mental Health Resources: 211

National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

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