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The Church Responds to Mental Health, Part 2: In Our Own Voice

with Ira Landis and Shelda Askew

March 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to to the second of three webinars with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) focused on mental health. This second webinar changes attitudes, assumptions, and ideas about people with mental health conditions by providing a personal perspective, as leaders with lived experience talk openly about what it’s like to have a mental health condition.

The presentation provides:

  • An opportunity to hear open and honest perspectives on a highly misunderstood topic;
  • A chance to ask leaders questions, allowing for a deeper understanding of mental health conditions and dispelling of stereotypes and misconceptions;
  • The understanding that people with mental health conditions have lives enriched by hopes, dreams, and goals;
  • Information on how to learn more about mental health and get involved with the mental health community.

Due to the personal nature of stories shared, we did not record this webinar. If you missed it or if you are interested in participating in another webinar like this one, try reaching out to your local chapter of NAMI or look for another offering of the NAMI In Our Own Voice seminar.

About the Speaker:

Ira Landis has been with NAMI Wake since 2015. He is actively involved in NAMI education as a ‘Peer to Peer’ class facilitator and outreach as an ‘In Our Own Voice’ presenter. “We must intentionally seek out those who suffer in silence. Those who get through each day by wearing their game face. We can give them a voice to be responded with compassion, care and hope.”

He currently works in Information Technology for Cree, Inc. as a Business Analyst in Global Enterprise Systems Solution Delivery. Ira is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and has a degree in Business Information Systems from UNC Greensboro. He and his wife Nancy have two daughters who are establishing their careers in Raleigh.

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