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Upcoming ELPNA events

    • 05/10/2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 05/24/2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Virtual

    LIVING/DYING Well for FCNs:  Peace & Possibilities at the End of Life

    Dates: This is a 3-week digital course, being held on May 10, 17, and 24

    Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm PT

    Sponsor: Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Irvine CA  

    Death is painful - for the one dying and those who love that person.  We're here to walk alongside you, educate you and provide you resources to make this part of life comforting.  

    Cheryl Hall, longtime church member, experienced an unexpected death in her life. Through her trials and research, she felt a calling from God to share what she has learned with others. Cheryl has compiled content that will allow us to live and die well.

    In 3 weeks we will cover: topics to discuss with doctors and family members, treatment plan and care, Palliative Care and Hospice Care, final days/vigil and caregiver, practical things after death, grief, healing, and more.  

    For more information and to register please click here

    • 05/24/2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 73

    Learning to Pray with the Psalms:   Lament and Praise

    By Rev. Dr. Kathryn Schifferdecker, Professor at Luther Seminary,
    St. Paul, MN.

    The Psalms have been the prayer book of the synagogue and church for thousands of years. There is much to learn about prayer from the Psalms. In this class, we will explore the two major types of prayer in the Psalter: lament and praise. In both lament and praise, the pray-er trusts that God cares and that God responds to the cries of his people. In situations of both grief and joy, the Psalms give us words to bring all of who we are into the presence of the God who hears.

    Date: May 24, 2022

    Time:   4-6 pm PT, 5-7 pm MT, 6-8 pm CT, 7-9 pm ET

    Location:  via ZOOM

    Registration Fee: $20 for ELPNA members/ $30 for non-members

    Learning Objectives:   At the completion of this educational presentation, the participants will:

    •  Be able to describe the form of prayer known as lament
    •   Be able to discuss the theology behind lament and praise
    •   Be able to articulate ways in which the Psalms may be used in parish nursing practice for spiritual care and support
    •   Report an increase in using the Psalms as a prayer form in parish nursing practice

     ELPNA has applied for 2 contact hours for this nursing continuing professional development activity through the Arizona Nurses Association, an ANCC approved provider.

    The link  below is a flyer that allows you to share this event with colleagues and other non-nurses in your congregation such as Stephen Ministers, lay visitors, and other members of the ministry team. 

    Learning to Pray with the Psalms flyer.docx

    • 06/09/2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06/11/2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Washington DC or Virtual

    Mental Health America


    2022 MHA Annual Conference Speakers

    MHA is excited to welcome an incredible lineup of Main Stage speakers for our 2022 Annual Conference: Forward Together: Recovery, Healing, Hope, taking place June 9-11 in Washington, D.C., and online.

    Don’t wait to register — registration for the in-person event closes two weeks from today. Virtual registration is FREE and closes June 6.

    Just-announced special guests:

    As Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon is dedicated to reducing the impact of substance use and mental illness on America's communities.

    Congressman Jamie Raskin is the U.S. Representative for Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In July 2022, Raskin co-led the 988 Implementation Act, a bill to provide funding and guidance for states to staff up their crisis call centers and to build out a full crisis response infrastructure.

    New York Times best-selling author Bassey Ikpi is a Nigerian American, ex-poet, current writer, constant mental health advocate, underachieving overachiever and memoir procrastinator.

    Allison Schmitt is a 10-time swimming world champion medalist and passionate mental health advocate who continues to share her own journey with depression in hopes of breaking the stigma and helping others.

    Kana Enomoto is the director of brain health for the McKinsey Health Institute, where she specializes in behavioral health, public health, and delivery-system reform.

    Need another reason to attend? Our virtual platform gives both in-person and virtual attendees up to 30 days following the conference to view session recordings and earn up to 43 Continuing Education credits.


    Mental Health America
    500 Montgomery Street, Ste 820  | Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    (703) 684-7722 | info@mhanational.org

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