March 13th: Gretchen Corn “There is Hope: A Christian Perspective on Mental Health”

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Gretchen Corn is a Licensed Professional Counselor residing in Robinson, IL. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, she has lived in Robinson, for almost a decade, with her husband Ryan and children Kayla (10), Dylan (7) and Sarah (5) and two oversized cats. She loves traveling, nature, audiobooks and time with friends. Her passion to walk alongside others in their trials led her to receive her master’s degree in clinical counseling from Eastern Illinois University in 2012. Her degree is waiting to be fully professionally utilized while she focuses on her exciting calling as a stay at home mom.
As a follower of Christ and mental health advocate, Gretchen hopes to reduce the stigma associated with mental illness. The National Institute of Mental Health states that 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. experience mental illness in a given year. The World Health Organization says 1 in 4 families in the world have a mentally ill loved one that they are caring for.
How do we define mental illness and what is our role, as believers, in helping those burdened by these struggles? Changing opinions on mental health is especially challenging within the Christian community where it is often seen not only as a sign of personal weakness but also as an indicator of spiritual problems. What can we do to change this dangerous and painful misconception? Is there hope for them and for the caregiver? Please join us as we learn more about these issues and have opportunity for discussion.

 

Join us on Tuesday, March 13th from 6:00-7:30pm at First Baptist Church of Robinson (301 South Jefferson). All ladies are welcome and free childcare is provided.

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