Unitarian Universalist Mental Health Network
Online Worship Service
May 28, 2023
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/
HELD – Showing Up for Each Other’s Mental Health
In this first worship service produced by the UU Mental Health Network Speaker’s Bureau, the Rev. Barbara F. Meyers will talk about her book HELD which tells a lot of stories from her ministry focused on mental health issues – both how-to stories and how-not-to stories and gives guidance for congregants in the pews who want to help make a difference. It has a built-in study guide. We hope that the book will be used by many congregations and help to make the denomination a friendlier place to people with mental health problems and their families.
Speakers include a member of Channing:
Sheri Thomas, a worship assistant and board member at Channing Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist, in Ellicott City, MD, was born with cerebral palsy and diagnosed with bipolar disorder in her fifties. She breaks down barriers and promotes full accessibility as part of various disability commissions and committees in Maryland. Her book, “IMBALANCED: A Memoir,” traces Sheri’s remarkable journey from a front-page headline in 1962 to her current role as an advocate fighting to remove the stigmas surrounding physical disabilities and mental health. For a free digital copy of her book, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.