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Spirituality is an essential element on the journey of recovery for those who live with mental health and addiction challenges. Still, it is only one of seven elements needed for holistic well-being. It is the church’s call to assist individuals to achieve holistic wellness.
EVENT DATE & DETAILS
This workshop will be offered twice to offer the most scheduling flexibility for attendees. Attendees do not need to attend both sessions.
Workshop(s) are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Rev. Jermine Alberty, M.Div. has served his community for over 29 years, working in nonprofits, faith communities, mental health organizations, city government, and faith-based organizations.
Rev. Alberty has served in the roles of community organizer working with different faith traditions, training director for a community mental health center, neighborhood planning assessor for the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and Principal Investigator for Mental Health First Aid at the University Missouri St. Louis. He has also served as the steering committee chair of the Bridges to Care and Recovery St. Louis Initiative, former senior pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, former Executive Director of Pathways to Promise, an interfaith cooperative, and leader of The Companionship Movement.
In 2008, Rev. Alberty became one of the first persons in the United States to become a national trainer of Mental Health First Aid USA, a National Council for Mental Wellbeing program. He has trained in over 140 cities across the United States, where he has conducted hundreds of courses, training thousands of first aiders and instructors.
Rev. Alberty is the founder and principal of SALT Initiative LLC and Interim Deputy Director for Alive & Well Communities. Additionally, he is the co-author of Bottled Up Inside: African American Teens & Depression.