Westminster Presbyterian Church
Greenwood, South Carolina
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The Session and Members of Westminster
WPC Hosts Mental Illness Awareness Event
On September 18th., Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greenwood Place, and the National Alliance
on Mental Illness hosted a conversation with Sarah
Griffith Lund, author of Blessed are the Crazy: Breaking
the Silence about Mental Illness, Family, and the Church. In conjunction with Lund’s presentation, Greenwood Place and NAMI presided over information tables, and were able to connect with attendees about the many vital services and programs they offer.
More than 40 congregation and community members attended. A number of churches were represented, as well as Connie Maxwell Children’s Home, Wesley Commons, Self Regional Healthcare, and United Way of Anderson. Participants were interested in and, in many cases, directly affected by mental health concerns.
Reverend Lund shared her story of growing up in a family deeply affected by mental illness. Some of that story was familiar to Sunday Study participants who read and discussed Blessed are the Crazy. Some of it was new to everyone.And all of her story was powerful, poignant, and often painful. Still, she began and ended her message by emphasizing hope. “Look around you,” she said in her opening remarks. “Everyone you see here represents hope!”
Lund was present via Skype
rather than in person. As she
explained, her husband
experienced a mental health
emergency on Monday. In
sharing about this, Lund noted,
“When you live with mental
illness, you have to be ready to change your plans at a moment’s notice—you live knowing that there are many things you can’t control.”
Everyone present was invited to offer ideas for how Westminster, Greenwood Place, and NAMI might continue “breaking the silence about mental illness, family, and the church.”