DATE: Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 | TIME: 7-9PM | LOCATION: Calhoun Christian School
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Depression is one of the most common mental health issues worldwide, affecting more
than 264 million people globally. The behaviors and moods of a depressed person affect
the whole family. There are anxiety, negative thought patterns, withdrawal, a
general burden of stress, and major responsibilities often get displaced. The
Michigan Board of Public Health reports that "based on data from the 2006 CDC
Anxiety and Depression Module, the prevalence of current major depression was higher in
Michigan than in the United States" [10.2% of Michigan population versus 8.7% of total
US population]. This means that 1 in 10 people in Michigan suffer from depression.
Christians Get Depressed, Too
Join us on Friday, February 28th for a mini-conference on depression. Our key speaker will be Dr. David Murray, author of Christians Get Depressed, Too. Topics will include: what depression is, why and how Christians should study depression, the cures for depression, and how to understand depression in light of the Gospel.
Coffee, tea, and cookies will be served!
7:00-7:15pm - Registration and Coffee
7:15-8:00pm - Session 1: The Condition, the Causes, & the Cures
8:00-8:15pm - Break
8:15-9:00pm - Session 2: Help for the Caregiver | Q&A
About the Speaker: Dr David Murray
Dr. David P. Murray is Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and worked for five years in financial services before being converted to Christ. David studied for the ministry at Glasgow University and the Free Church of Scotland College (Edinburgh). He was a pastor for 12 years in two congregations in the Free Church of Scotland. From 2002 to 2007, he was Lecturer in Hebrew and Old Testament at the Free Church Seminary in Inverness. David has a Doctor of Ministry degree from Reformation International Theological Seminary for his work relating Old Testament Introduction studies to the pastoral ministry, and is the author of several books, including Jesus on Every Page, Reset, and The Happy Christian. He and his wife, Shona, have five children aged 6 to 23. He also blogs regularly at Head Heart Hand and Christian Man Academy.
Date: Friday, February 28, 2020
Snacks to be provided!
1. "Depression," World Health Organization, https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/depression.
2. "CHI: 2018 Report," Michigan Board of Public Healt