Out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to minimize the spread of coronavirus, NAMI Metro Baltimore has postponed the Mental Health Education Conference for Faith Leaders scheduled for Thursday, April 2nd. Staff is working to identify a new date for the conference. Please check back for updates and announcements regarding this event.
The Mental Health Education Conference for Faith Leaders will help you to effectively address the mental health needs of your congregation.
About the Event
The Mental Health Education Conference for Faith Leaders offers participants the opportunity to gain a better understanding of mental health and the effects of stigma. Faith community leaders will learn new strategies for supporting their congregation’s mental health needs by effectively “Managing the Cards in Your Deck.”
Participants will hear from fellow faith leaders, experts in the mental health field, and peers and family members whose lives have been impacted by mental illness. Stay tuned for announcement of the speaker lineup!
About the Keynote Speaker
NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore is delighted to welcome Baltimore Ravens Chaplain, Mr. Johnny Shelton. Shelton will deliver the conference’s keynote address on the importance of faith leaders supporting mental health and wellness among their congregants and fellow faith leaders.
Mr. Johnny Shelton attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he was an all-conference football player. After college, Johnny signed NFL contracts for the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. Free agency making it hard to make a final roster, he left football to pursue a career in corporate America.
Johnny’s passion for inspiring and motivating men led him back to the game he loves in 2005. Through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Johnny joined Elon University for two seasons, and then moved to Virginia Tech, as their football team’s chaplain. This work led Johnny to play a vital role in establishing the Chaplain ministry within the entire Fellowship of Christian Athletes Organization. In 2013, Johnny joined the Baltimore Ravens to encourage and uplift the players and staff, on the field and off.
This one-day conference is open to anyone who holds a leadership role in their faith community. Conference registration is $25, and includes breakfast, lunch, and all conference materials. All participants will receive a faith leaders toolkit with information on available community mental health resources.
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