An upcoming educational event scheduled for November 3, 2022 in Nags Head will bring together the local church community in a broader discussion about what faith leaders can do to address the mental health and the overdose crisis on a close-to-home scale. Breakfast will be provided.
“Growing Communities of Inclusion: Mental Health and Harm Reduction ” will look at substance use, harm reduction, and mental health through the lens of faith. There will be tangible ideas and resources on how your faith community can get involved.
Topics discussed will include: understanding the connection between mental health and substance use, harm reduction, framing substance abuse work as a ministry, why faith leaders should do this work, proper referral system training, how to practice community inclusion, using stigma reducing language, and substance use and mental health ministry ideas.
This event is available through a partnership between Saving Lives Task Force Faith-based Sub Committee, Dare County Department of Health & Human Services, Saint Andrews By the Sea Episcopal Church, and North Carolina Council of Churches. Attendance is free and open to faith leaders, regardless of religious affiliation, and the community.
Let’s eliminate stigma together.