The group organizes the Faith Summit on mental health

Utah Faith Summit on Mental Health

LOGAN – Next Friday, October 27, a group of individuals and professionals interested in the mental health of people in the Cache Valley will host the first PAZ Faith Summit on Mental Health.

The summit will be held at the Riverwoods Conference Center located at 615 Riverwood Pkwy, in Logan on Friday, October 27. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. and the opening invitation to sign will takes place at 9 a.m. and the keynote speaker will be Jane Clayson Johnson. Breakout sessions will begin at 10 a.m. and last approximately one hour.

Esterlee Molyneaux, co-founder of PAZ Wellness, the group responsible for organizing the event for the community, said this is for all community members and congregational leaders interested in mental health issues. God. I have been doing social work for 28 years. I’m retired and I’m just starting to get these feelings, there are gaps in the service that we need to address.”

She discovered that Dr. Ryan Stolworthy, an emergency room physician, had seen a 400% increase in the number of children being seen for mental health issues.

Dr. Ryan Stolworthy is PAZ’s other co-founder, she said. PAZ means pause, it also means peace in Latin, Spanish and Portuguese.

The focus of this summit is to reduce mental health issues by incorporating faith, Molyneaux added. We want to help all religious leaders regardless of their religion.

The focus of the summit is to equip participants with essential skills to provide solid support and guidance to others in need and to nurture the well-being of their loved ones and themselves.

Some religious leaders don’t know what to say or do when they are dealing with mental health issues, she said. We have renowned experts and experts, with inspirational speakers telling their stories.

Jane Clayson Johnson is a journalist who worked as an anchor at Salt Lake City’s KSL and later worked at CBS as a morning show host.

She retired after marrying Mark W. Johnson. Clayson once suffered from depression and became an advocate for mental health issues. She will be one of the keynote speakers.

Eric Hipple, former quarterback at Utah State University and of the Detroit Lions, will talk about his struggles with depression.

Molyneaux said he was sitting in the passenger seat while his wife was driving and gave her a note saying he couldn’t do it anymore and then jumped out of the car. Later he had a son who committed suicide.

Hilary Weeks, a famous Christian singer-songwriter, will also perform.

We have work to do, she said, to talk to teens about social media. We have a lesson on the importance of forgiveness.

There will be information about caring for loved ones who are having problems.

She said Cache Valley has the highest rate of completed suicide among men aged 35-55. Society tells us to be strong and not talk about it. We need to talk about depression if we are vulnerable and talk about how it can save lives.

They have experts who will talk about betrayal and sexual addiction, giving personal experiences.

“We have experts who will talk about the challenges of self-injury, suicide and mental health in teens,” said Molyneaux. “There will be many practical practical tools for people.

The Summit will cover a range of important topics, including but not limited to:

  • Worry
  • Depression
  • Fear and shame
  • forgiveness
  • Sex addiction and betrayal
  • Screen time and social media
  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Communicate
  • Youth and addictive behavior
  • Support those who question their faith
  • Depression and adolescents

Sessions will focus on providing both education and tools for healing and mental wellness.

Registration ends October 23, 2023. To register or receive more information, call (435) 994-7500 or email [email protected].

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