Peace of Mind
What is Peace of Mind?
Peace of Mind is a composite training program on mental health crisis response that includes a clinically-based course (Mental Health First AidTM, owned by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing) which is augmented by a theologically-based presentation developed by the Assembly of Bishops.
This in-person event is designed to support and equip Orthodox Christian clergy and ministry leaders in:
- appropriately identifying, understanding, responding, and referring mental health concerns as they arise in the parish
- exploring the connection between Orthodox Christian anthropology, pastoral care, and mental health care
- cultivating ongoing conversations about mental wellness within the parish and the greater Orthodox Christian community
For Peace of Mind training to become standard across all jurisdictions, parishes, and seminaries in order to uphold exceptional pastoral care within Orthodox Christian communities in the United States of America.