May is Mental Health Month. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.

Wesley UMC sponsored a workshop entitled Bridges to Hope for Faith Leaders a program of National Alliance on Mental Illness Austin. Pictured Michael Cox, Certified Restoration Therapist, Pastor Chase, WUMC, Karen Ranus, Executive Director of Austin affiliate of National Alliance on Mental Illness, Megan Alvarado, Community Education Coordinator, Sharon Skaggs, Wesley Nurse and Pamela McCullough, Council on Ministries Chair.

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. For additional information on NAMI, visit:



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