Do you have mental health concerns for yourself or a loved one?
The mission of The Mental Health Ministry at Calvary Presbyterian Church is to inform the church, and the Newburgh community, at large, about mental illness, to reduce stigma and increase awareness of mental illness and local supports for members of the church and community. The group supports people with mental illness, their friends and family. It serves as a place to gain knowledge, spiritual enrichment, and link to the treatments and supports available in the Newburgh area. The group is a place to learn and support each other by beginning to talk about people, places and things that cause problems. This also includes cultivating spiritual tools.
The Mental Health Ministry at Calvary Presbyterian Church is here to help. We are a group of individuals that meet to provide emotional and spiritual support to one another. We discuss mental health issues, share information for programs and supports within the community, act to remove stigma and increase mental health awareness.
Our facilitators, Reverend J. Edward Lewis Sr., Damian DePauw, Marlene Taylor and Courtland Myles, bring a wealth of experience to the group. The group is run under the guidance of Reverend J. Edward Lewis. Damian DePauw, NYCPS is a mental health peer advocate with 16 years of experience in the field. He currently works as a Mental Health First Responder in the Newburgh area and has lived with a mental illness himself for many years. Marlene Taylor, MPS is the Education and Training Coordinator for MHA in Dutchess County, is the mother of 3 adult sons and is the wife of a pastor. She has 19 years of experience in the mental health field. Courtland Myles, MD is a retired Psychiatrist with 20+ years experience working with people who suffer from mental illness and drug addiction. He has a wealth of experience in working with people who have a history of trauma, and also in helping people overcome chemical dependency.
Meetings are the 1st and 3ed Friday of each month, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm
All are welcome!