For The Arkadelphian
May is Mental Health Awareness month and because there is such poor access to mental health in Arkansas, First Presbyterian Church, Arkadelphia is hosting free Mental Health Educational Sessions for the next few months.
This spring and summer, FPC will host free conversations on mental health and wellness with Beverly J. Bejarano, Licensed Professional Counselor and friend of FPC.
These conversations will be offered free of charge at FPC. Planned topics currently are Depression (6/1), PTSD (7/6), and Grief (8/3).
All sessions will be at 7 p.m. in the FPC library. Space is limited to to allow for a more intimate setting.
“With so many people in need of mental health resources, I am very excited about this series and I believe churches can play a unique role in encouraging individuals to care for their mental wellbeing,” said Jason Smith, minister at FPC. “Seeking mental health is not a sign of weakness and I hope we can continue to connect others in our community to resources to strengthen souls as well as bodies and minds.”
Please register by contacting the church office at 870-246-4421 to participate in these conversations or register online at https://forms.gle/wxH8yqnorpDnmMao9.