Sarah Griffith Lund: Blessed Youth
About this event
Parenting from childhood through adolescence and into early adulthood is a daunting task, made more so by the unpredictable turns and challenges every family faces.
Being able to be honest and real about these challenges can help you provide stability to children facing mental health related issues, allowing them to flourish.
Through vivid and powerful storytelling, Blessed Youth: Breaking the Silence about Mental Health with Children and Teens will remove the barriers of stigma and shame associated with mental illness in children and teens.
“Blessed Youth is a book for parents, grandparents, teachers, pastors, mental health clinicians, everyone and anyone who cares about making the future brighter for a generation facing so much. It is past time we value children’s mental health as much as we do their physical, academic and social achievements. What a gift it would be if their inheritance was the world Sarah paints for us.”
— Ellen O’Donnell, PhD, Child Psychologist and Author of Bless This Mess: A Modern Guide to Faith and Parenting in a Chaotic World
Sarah Griffith Lund is senior pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Indianapolis, Indiana, and serves nationally as the Minister for Disabilities and Mental Health Justice for the United Church of Christ. She is the author of Blessed are the Crazy and Blessed Union.
She blogs at sarahgriffithlund.com.
Sarah Griffith Lund will read selections from Blessed Youth and lead a discussion, as we observe and seek to education during Mental Health Awareness Month.
This talk is suitable for all ages. Signed copies of the book will be available to purchase at the talk.
In-person or virtual is available. If you choose the virtual option, a link will be emailed prior to May 14 to watch live during the event.
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