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Mental Health Monday Speaker Series "Recovering In Spite of Oneself: A Way Toward Healing"

Mental Health

About This Event

The Monday Night Mental Health Speaker Series is free and open to the public. The theme for the 2020/2021 series is "Hope for the Journey". Join us on the 2nd Monday of (most) months to talk about important topics related to mental health.


Zoom Meeting


February 8, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Senior Adult
Young Adult

Event Information:

Recovering In Spite of Oneself: A Way Toward Healing
Speaker: Rev. Melissa Hensley PhD, LISW, Associate Professor of Social Work, Augsburg University
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Melissa Hensley is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Augsburg University. She is also a person living with bipolar disorder. Dr. Hensley's professional experience includes community mental health and housing/homelessness services. Her volunteer experience includes working with the NAMI affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri and with the NAMI Hennepin County affiliate.

Learning Objectives
1. Participants will be able to identify personal strengths that can help them achieve recovery.
2. Participants will identify and strategize to overcome barriers to recovery they are facing.
3. Participants will generate a list of skills that they can use to promote recovery and healing.

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Staff Contacts

Director of Congregational Care Ministries

Diane Waarvik

Phone: 612-312-3375
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