What The Merge Is All About
What is the merge?
The Merge: Faith + Mental Health Summit is a 2-day event that will be hosted in Peoria, AZ at Huntington University. This event will focus on: issues, strategies, trainings, and solutions regarding mental health in the faith- based community.
We are bringing in a number of mental health practitioners, subject matter experts, and clergy as guest speakers. This event is unique because we address the natural and the spiritual aspects of mental health. We believe in all people being healthy body, soul, and spirit [Ref: I Thess 5:23, 3 John 1:2].
This event is hosted by D'Andrea Bolden. D'Andrea Bolden holds a B.S. in Psychology + and an M.A. in Counseling.
Why the merge?
There is an urgent need for trainings, teachings, and strategies concerning mental health in the faith-based community. From the pulpit to the pews people are battling anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, and even addiction. Sadly, within the church a lack of understanding, stigma, and even shame have caused clergy and laity alike to suffer in silence.
Our endeavor with this conference is to bridge the gap between faith and mental health in a way that will help leaders, laity, and mental health providers have strategies, tools, and resources that will impact their homes, communities, and churches. Registrants can anticipate anointed worship, prolific speakers, personal ministry, training sessions, networking opportunities and more.
D'Andrea Bolden, MA - Host + Speaker
Dr. Vrielink, MD
MS, MA, LAC
Dr. Stacia Wilkins
PsyD, LPC, MDiv
MA, LLPC, ADA
Where Two Worlds Collide
Mental Health. Faith. Networking. Education. Impartation. Empowerment. Worship