One in four adults will suffer from a mental illness in their lifetime. Depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other mood disorders affect millions of people, even in the church.
Mental illness can be difficult to talk about. Sufferers often feel embarrassed, ashamed, fearful, or just plain misunderstood. They can feel like giving up instead of reaching out for help. Sometimes, putting on a happy face is easier than admitting that you're dying inside.
The pain and hopelessness of mental illness can push us away from the very people who might help us.
That's why we formed HopeSpring, a support group for people suffering from depression, anxiety or bipolar disorders.
HopeSpring is a safe place to talk honestly, a place where you'll find others who understand because they have struggled in similar ways.
Are you running low on hope? You don't need to fight this battle alone. Join us. We can help you push back against despair. We can help each other hang on to the God of hope.
HopeSpring is open to both men and women. It meets every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm in room 1.
If you have questions, contact Charlie Lehardy at 520-289-3549, or email firstname.lastname@example.org