Events to consider well-being, depression

Mission | October 28, 2015


St. Paul’s Mental Health Awareness Team will host two upcoming events – one a panel discussion on mental wellness, and the second a presentation on depression. Both are free and open to the public.

The first, onThursday, Oct. 29, 7 p.m., will include area mental health and spiritual leaders guiding a discussion on mental wellness. Presenters include Jeffrey Weyeneth, psychiatrist; Becky Wiese, physician and diaconal minister; Christine Urish, occupational therapist; and Sara Olson-Smith, pastor. They will share various ways to tend to our mental well-being.

The second is a presentation by Chris McCormick Pries, nurse practitioner and clinical director at Vera French Community Mental Health Center. She will lead Understanding Depression on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., in the Chapel.  Chris works throughout the community to provide services for individuals, educators, counselors, and caregivers in the Quad Cities.

Questions? Contact Sara Olson-Smith,


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