The Reimagining Health Collaborative at Duke Divinity School invites Christian congregations to partner with each other and with Duke Divinity School faculty, students, and staff to envision and to implement faithful practices related to health and illness. This year’s cohort will focus on the Church and mental health.
Over the course of our lives, approximately 45% of Americans will develop some form of mental illness—from depression, anxiety, and substance use to many other mental disorders like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Suicide claims 40,000 lives per year in the United States and is a leading cause of death among adolescents and adults. Living with mental illness, particularly serious mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, is filled with both challenges and opportunities. The church must be equipped and energized to respond faithfully.
RHC 2016: The Church and Mental Health will begin with the Reimagining Health Summer Gathering on the campus of Duke Divinity School campus from Thursday, July 14 to Saturday, July 16, 2016.