Faith and Mental Health



FAITH AND MENTAL HEALTH: Responding to a Mental Health Crisis

Join us for a special 2-day seminar for clergy, staff, chaplains, and lay leaders to better understand mental health related needs and be prepared to respond in times of crisis. Come one day, or join us for both!

East Side Christian Church

1438 S. Indianapolis Ave., Tulsa 74112

Day 1: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

8:30 – 9:00 Check-in / Networking & Resources

9:00 – 9:40 Welcome
Rev. Evan Taylor – East Side Christian Church

                       The Intersection of Faith and Mental Health
Rev. Ray Hickman – Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry

                      A Pastor’s Journey w/ Mental Illness
Rev. Tim Reside – Bright Tomorrows

9:40 – 10:00 Moral and Soul Injury
Dr. Lanny Endicott – Oral Roberts University, Warrior Partners of Eastern Oklahoma

10:00 – 10:40 Community Resources Panel – Part 1
NAMI, The Listening Place, 12 & 12, and Mental Health Association Oklahoma

10:40 – 10:55 Break

10:55 – 11:35 Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Veterans and Military Families
John Wilson, Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs/Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

11:35 – 12:05 Community Resources Panel – Part 2
Coffee Bunker, DVIS, and 211

12:05 – 12:45 Lunch/Networking/Resources (Lunch Provided)

12:45 – 2:00 QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) Suicide Prevention Training + Defining Crisis Dialogue
Julie Summers, LCSW, MDiv, PhD, Mental Health Association Oklahoma

2:00 – 2:30 Community Resources Panel – Part 3
Calm Center, LIFE Senior Services, Adult Protective Services

2:30 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:00 Responding to a Crisis/Accessing Mental Health Services
COPES/Crisis Center
Leah Price, Tulsa Center for Behavioral Health
Captain Shellie Siebert, Tulsa Police Department Crisis Intervention Team

4:00 – 4:30 A Dialogue of Help, Hope and Healing
A facilitated group discussion

Day 2: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Learn to be a Mental Health First Aider!

Mental Health First Aid teaches participants a five-step action plan to support someone developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or experiencing an emotional crisis. Learn how to offer initial help and connect people to the appropriate professional, peer, social and self-help care. The program also teaches common risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, substance use, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

8:00 – 8:30 Check-in/Networking & Resources

8:30 – 12:00 Mental Health First Aid (Breaks as needed)

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch (Provided)

12:30 – 5:00 Mental Health First Aid (Breaks as needed)

Please note: Seating is limited and advance registration is required for Mental Health First Aid. A certificate of completion is provided to those completing the full 8 hour curriculum.

This interfaith event is sponsored by Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry and Mental Health Association Oklahoma, and hosted by East Side Christian Church.

A donation of $10/day is greatly appreciated to help cover the cost of lunch.

Scholarships are available. Please contact Karen at 918/382-2411 or


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For more information about Faith and Mental Health: Responding to a Mental Health Crisis, please call 918.382.2411.