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Sharing Hope - Saturday October 19, 2013, 12 noon

posted Oct 1, 2013, 11:47 AM by Lincolnville AME Church
The Janey Brown Missionary Society of Lincolnville AME Church and Wake County's NAMI chapter invite the members of the congregation to a meeting on October 19, 2013, at 12 noon to talk about mental illness and the African American faith community.

Mental illness affects one in four adults in America. These rates are the same for African Americans though, unfortunately, limited mental illness educational opportunities and high levels of stigma prevent many members of our community from accessing mental health support.

The Wake County Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is bringing the Sharing Hope Program to our churches to help increase available knowledge and resources about mental health within African American communities. A feature of this community partnership-building initiative is an interactive educational presentation that aims to decrease mental health stigma in our community, increase awareness of mental health recovery and to introduce education and support programs.

Lincolnville African Methodist Episcopal Church, 6400 Chapel Hill Road, Raleigh, NC 27607, (919) 851-6085.

Please note that October 19, is the first Saturday of the State Fair. You can expect delays of ten to twenty minutes if you come to Lincolnville AME Church by way of I-440 to exit 3, Hillsborough Street, past the Fairgrounds.  Come early if you don't mind the delays.

Suggested alternate routes, depending on where you live:

From Durham, Knightdale and Southeast Raleigh, take I-40 West to Exit 290, turn right on Chapel Hill Rd.  The church will be .6 miles on your left.

From North Raleigh, take I-440 to exit 2-B, toward Cary, merge onto Western Blvd for 1.1 mile, continue on Hillsborough St for .7 miles, turn right on Nowell Rd. for .3 miles, then right onto Chapel Hill Rd. The church will be on your left.