Explore the relationship and impact that faith has on recovery for persons who live with depression.
Mike Eisenbath was an award-winning sportswriter for 23 years, including 18 at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch with duties that included covering the St. Louis Cardinals and Major League Baseball. Severe depression forced him out of that career. He continues to write, with a monthly column in the St. Louis Review, his www.eisenbath.com website and several other Catholic websites featuring reflections on topics such as his faith and mental illness. Mike is a frequent speaker and radio guest involving those subjects.
Among his three books is Hence My Eyes Are Turned Toward You: Confronting Depression With Faith and the Prayer of Jehoshaphat. He also is in formation with the Secular Carmelites.
May 10 - Parish Based Mental Health Ministry
Three levels of mental health ministry:
• 5-night parish training series
• multi-parish support meeting
• diocesan wide ministry
Physician Assisted Suicide
Timothy C. Sever is a senior adjunct professor at the Loyola University of Chicago School of Continuing Professional Studies and the Lewis University College of Humanities, Fine Arts and Communications. Timothy has a Ph.D. in Christian Ethics and his dissertation is entitled Scripture and Bioethics: A Moral Assessment of Physician-Assisted Suicide. He is interested in Vatican II-era theology and the intersection of scripture, ethics and spirituality in social and biomedical ethical reflection and how such reflections can inform consciences and address contemporary injustices among the vulnerable because of economic, political and social disempowerment.
Sister Hope, Tech-based Emotional Support
James Kaiser is the Executive Director of Catholic Charities in South Carolina and the founder of the Center for Christian Theology.
Michiel Rauws founded X2 AI which is a company that provides emotional support through conversations with AI Chatbox.