Welcome to registration for the be nice. mental health training. This training will begin at 1:00 p.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

More than ever, mental health concerns are on the rise. Congregations and the greater community have the greatest opportunity to bring hope and healing to their communities through education and awareness.

In partnership with the Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan, the Reformed Church in America invites faith communities to our faith-based be nice. mental health training. During this three-hour training, faith leaders will learn how to dialogue around dismantling the stigma surrounding anxiety and depression and other mental health illnesses. You will be equipped with the be nice. Action Plan to help you better walk alongside the people entrusted to your care. (Here's a sneak peek of the be nice. Action Plan.)

The be nice. Action Plan is a tool for the larger community to increase positive understanding of mental health, as well as a tool in one-on-one conversations. For some, faith is the number one protective factor in mental health. Make sure that your faith community is prepared with the tools to begin these conversations about mental health, and to empower members with resources, hope, and understanding.

Take the next step, and learn with us what it means to be a be nice. faith community by registering for our be nice. mental health training.

The RCA Next Generation Engagement Team
Annalise Radcliffe, coordinator
Ruth Langkamp, specialist

be nice. presenters
Christy Buck, executive director and founder of be nice.
Kandice Sloop, program coordinator

Early bird registration closes at the end of the day on May 10, 2021. Regular registration closes at the end of the day on May 15, 2021.

Customizing your experience: During registration you will have the opportunity to describe how we can help you participate as fully as possible during this event, including (but not limited to) accommodations for hearing loss, vision loss, and English as a second language. We will follow up with you and will do our best to provide any reasonable accommodations you may need.

*Note: By registering for this event, you agree that the RCA may use photos and footage of you from this event. (For virtual events that are recorded and shared, you will have the option during the event to remain anonymous if you are uncomfortable with your name or face appearing in the recording.) If you have questions or concerns about this, please email Christina Tazelaar at ctazelaar@rca.org.

If you have any questions about this event or registration, please email nextgen@rca.org.


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