Pastoral Responses to Adolescent Depression & Anxiety: Preventing Crisis and Suicide in the Church’s Youth – July 31

Mercy Conference and Retreat Center Welcomes
The Program for Psychology & Religion at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute
Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: Check-in: 8:30am / Workshop: 9:00am – Noon (Lunch not provided.)

There is little more frightening for a youth minister than when a young person confides that they are having thoughts of harming or killing themselves.  This workshop is intended for parish pastors, youth ministers, and directors of religion education to help prepare them to respond to youth in their fellowship who might be experiencing depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Participants will be educated on the signs of adolescent depression, anxiety, and suicidality.  They will learn basic pastoral intervention that can help keep youth safe and will be provided community mental health resources to support the youth and the family.

Cost: $40.00 (Includes handouts & a certificate of attendance. Light beverages & snacks will be provided.)
Registration and payment requested by noon on July 25
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About our Presenter:
Gary U. Behrman, PhD., MSW, M.Div., LCSW is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at Saint Louis University (SLU) Schools of Allied Health, Public Health, and Medicine Dr. Behrman is regionally recognized for his expertise as a presenter, clinician, educator, and consultant. His research and publications explore trauma recovery theory from multiple forms of abuse and the role of spirituality in creating healthy aging. He currently has a private practice in Kirkwood.