Second part of mental health webinar by Janelle Bitikofer will be offered in October

By Stan Dueck

Janelle Bitikofer’s June webinar, “Providing Mutual Support when People Are Experiencing Mental Illness,” was so engaging, and viewers had so many questions, that we will be offering a part two. In this continued conversation, we’ll discuss practical ways for congregations to engage in mutual care.

This webinar is co-sponsored by the Anabaptist Disabilities Network and Church of the Brethren Discipleship Ministries. It will take place online on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 2-3 p.m. (Eastern time). Credentialed ministers may earn 0.1 continuing education credit for attending.

Bitikofer is executive director of We Rise International; a lead mental health trainer for Churches Care, a mental health and addictions training program for congregations; and author of Streetlights: Empowering Christians to Respond to Mental Illnesses and Addictions, a mental health and addictions support manual for churches.

Register in advance for this webinar at–rqj8rGNUThij0Me3qDELcsDe2dPPI. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Janelle Bitikofer

The recording of part one of Bitikofer’s webinar is now available at

Purchase Streetlights from Brethren Press at

Learn more about the Churches Care Program at

— Stan Dueck is co-coordinator of Discipleship Ministries for the Church of the Brethren. For more information, contact him at or 847-429-4343.


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