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Many people in our Christian community struggle daily with overwhelming emotions as they journey on a long, lonely road to recovery from mental illness. One in five Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetime and faith is an important aspect of becoming well. If you are seeking a calm, safe oasis in your storm of mental illness we invite you to join us in the Living Room. A safe place for people to share their journeys as we endeavour to bring our faith and mental illness together.

The human brain is just like any other organ in the body. It requires a complex system of electrical impulses and chemicals working together to operate properly. But if there is an imbalance in the system, the organ does not function the way it should. And like any other organ, when it is does not work properly, it can be problematic. A mental illness is not a sign of weakness, or a lack of faith. It is simply an organ that needs assistance to function properly.  Mental Illness Awareness Week is September 30th-October 6th and for those who are dealing with mental health issues, help is available.   

The  Living Room is a group for all people affected by Mental Illness. We meet  on the third Thursday every month to share our faith and support each otherThe Living Room will meet on Thursday, October 18th.  For more information please contact Wanda at wandahand2@shaw.ca or 250-309-7143.

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  ~Hebrews 10: 23-25 NIV