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Being Church amidst madness: Supporting caregivers of people with serious mental illness

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60-minute webinar with Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, a professor, pastor, and author, recorded on April 26 at 7 p.m. EST including a presentation and Q&A.
April 26, 2022, at 7 p.m. EST
On-demand replay is available.

In the U.S., the burden of caregiving for people with serious mental illness is placed upon the family members, and it is immense. Many factors go into the struggle of providing good care in this situation including different levels of support for physical vs. mental health care, the stigma associated with mental impairments, and the lack of social safety nets, etc.

In this webinar, professor and pastor Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty shares interviews she conducted with sibling caregivers for people with serious mental illness, discusses the context of care in the U.S., and identifies significant ways churches can alleviate the family burden and advocate for systemic and structural change.

To get a sense of Hinson-Hasty’s interests and research, read her feature in Presbyterian Outlook from January 2022: “Straddling the care gap: Why Christians must think beyond self-sacrifice to support caregivers.”

Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty is a professor of theology and religious studies at Bellarmine University, a minister of Word and Sacrament in Mid-Kentucky Presbytery, and author of Dutiful Love: Empowering Individuals and Families Affected by Serious Mental Illness.