Annual Mental Health Conference on Sunday

Mental Health Conference

The 19th annual Mental Health Education Conference sponsored by the Twin Cities Jewish community, “Creating Healing and All that Jazz,” will be held 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Temple Israel.

The event, which is free and open to people of all faiths and will feature a keynote address from Sam Miltich, a renowned jazz musician who lives with a mental health diagnosis.

In addition to the keynote address, the conference will offer two breakout sessions of workshops with 22 topics to choose from, covering mental health issues affecting youth to people in the later stages of life. Workshop topics include when it’s appropriate to seek therapy, addiction peer recovery, eating disorders, post-partum depression, suicide prevention, crisis intervention, supporting children and teens during school-age years, social media fatigue and The Wholeness of Being: Caring for Our Spiritual Self presented by JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman. This session is intended for those of faith, little faith or no faith who are looking for ways to care for their spiritual well-being, whether for themselves or their loved ones.

If you have not registered in advance, you can still register at the door. However, a free box lunch will not be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own lunch.