MATTHEWS – Matthews United Methodist Church will hold a forum to discuss its role in helping those affected by mental illness as well as what people affected by mental illness need from a faith community.

These are some of the topics that will be discussed in the program, “Transforming Minds: The Role of the Church in Mental Illness.” at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Matthews United Methodist Church, 801 S. Trade St.

Dr. Todd Clark, vice president of operations at Monarch, serves as the chief administrative officer of Minds Renewed, a North Carolina-based consortium of mental health, clergy and professionals from across the country.

His presentation, “What is Mental Illness and How are Other Churches Around the Country Helping,” will include a discussion of mental illness from a biblical and scientific perspective.

Following Clark’s presentation, mental health providers from the community will join him for a panel discussion with the following:

Dr. Gina Duncan, psychiatrist at Eastover Psychological and Psychiatric Group;

Rev. Tony Marciano, president/CEO of Charlotte Rescue Mission;

Dr. Robert Dodd, Level Ground Christian Counseling; and

Allycia Brown, AR Brown Life Consulting.

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