Wednesday, September 05, 2012

We are not alone forum - Oct 20

A must-not-miss event is coming up in Vancouver, Canada. If you're reading this and you live in the area you should definitely consider going.

Saturday, October 20, 8:30am to 3pm.
A forum for faith communities to talk about mental illness

Are you:
  • recovering from a mental illness?
  • caring for someone living with a mental illness?
  • part of a community of faith?

Keynote speaker: Craig Rennebohm, chaplain to homeless people living with mental illness and author of Souls in the Hands of a Tender God

For more information and to register go to the Sanctuary Mental Health Ministry's website at

I read Craig Rennebohm's book and loved it. In the words of Ezra E.H. Griffith, MD, American Journal of Psychiatry:
"Since 1987, Craig Rennebohm has ministered to people who are homeless and struggling with mental illness. In Souls in the Hands of a Tender God, he tells the evocative stories of those who desperately need psychiatric, psychological, and spiritual support, like Mary, who surrounds herself with bulging trash bags, and Jerry, barred from every shelter and meal program in Seattle. With gentleness and grace, solid knowledge and wisdom, Rennebohm reaches out to each of them, and their stories become like parables that explore mental illness and the spiritual heart of care and recovery."

Maybe I'll see you there?


Noeline Piris-Maldonado said...

If only I could make it to one of these!

Noeline Piris-Maldonado said...

Seems like it will be incredible!

marja said...

Noeline, I wish you could as well. I wish there could be forums like this everywhere.

Unknown said...

I am very much hoping to come. I will also pass this on to my Pastors.

Brenda Townsend said...

Hi Marja, I am excited to be checking out your blogspot; I definitely will be sharing it with others. Blessings, Brenda

marja said...

Hi "Unknown" and Brenda,

So glad you found me. I do hope you, or someone you know, will come and benefit from this conference.