Troubled MindsFaith Connections on Mental Illness works with all local faith communities to educate, support, and advocate for individuals and families who are living with mental illnesses. The 2015 Faith Connections conference, "Embracing Troubled Minds: The Role of Faith Communities," will welcome keynote speaker Amy Simpson, award-winning author of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission and Anxious: Choosing Faith in a World of Worry, on April 10 at St. Thomas More in Chapel Hill.

In preparation for the conference, Faith Connections is collaborating with local churches to host a community read of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission. Westminster will be a hosting church.

If you, a friend, family member, or colleague is dealing with serious and persistent mental illness; if your child or spouse has been diagnosed or struggles with anxiety or depression; or if you are concerned with the role of the church and its mission, please join us for this discussion.

For six sessions, we invite you to join in the reading and discussion on Sunday afternoons, January 4-February 8, 3:30-5pm in the Parlor. Our time together will be facilitated by Westminster members Nancye Bryan and Dr. Kathleen Lapp. All are welcome. Books are available at Westminster for $10 each.