Media Release: Women Helping Women event raises $210,000 to provide mental health services for women and girls in need
September 12, 2019 – June 10, 2021
This two-year course is designed for clergy, parish nurses, Stephen ministers, chaplains and others involved in pastoral care ministries. Meeting monthly, participants learn about areas critical to effective pastoral care, and receive support, encouragement and consultation on their work. Read more and register here: dmpcc.org/pastoralcarespecialist
8:30am – 4:30pm both days
For anyone over age 16
You can save a life. Suicide is a serious public health problem that affects people of all ages. You can help prevent suicide in our community by knowing the facts, warning signs and where to get help. To address this crisis, the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center is providing an intervention training for individuals in a variety of roles to learn to recognize the signs of risk and the techniques to help those contemplating suicide. The Center is pleased to offer Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training™ (ASIST™). Read more and register here…
Every 3rd Tuesday of every month / 7:00-8:30PM
No need to register. No cost.
A support group for survivors of suicide loss, no matter how long ago your loss occurred. This is offered at no cost with thanks to community support.
47 years of hope and healing — and more in our April newsletter
Although stress is at the cause of many physical illnesses and psychological disorders, it is not often diagnosed or treated at the root level. There are very few resources that effectively treat stress as a condition. MBSR™ is an 8-week intensive course, backed by 38 years of research, proven to reduce the symptoms of stress and anxiety. Utilizing curriculum developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD at UMASS Center for Mindfulness, this non-clinical (i.e. not group therapy) course is designed to teach mind-body awareness, recognize and put to use our inner psychological resources to respond to toxic stress, increase stress hardiness, focus, creativity, regulate emotions, and allow a greater sense of self-care and well-being. Read more and register here…