CRC, Neve Shalom rabbis among speakers at event on mental illness

Congregation and Rabbi James Stone Goodman of Congregation Neve Shalom are among a slate of interfaith presenters at an event about spiritual support for individuals experiencing mental illness and their families. The free event, “Opening the Doors to Spirituality,” takes place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19 at Central Reform Congregation, 5020 Waterman Boulevard and is planned by Alliance on Mental Illness-NAMI St. Louis. To register, call NAMI St. Louis at 314-962-4670 or email [email protected].

This program is an opportunity to include spiritual support and understanding as a component of recovery for individuals and families experiencing mental illness. Several religious communities will be represented and will express their diversity through music, prayer, readings from sacred texts and personal testimonies. 

In addition to Talve and Goodman, presenters include Rev. Terrell Carter of Third Baptist Church; Mike Eisenbath, St. Louis Review columnist; Dr. Ghazala Hayat of St. Louis University; and Donna Smith-Pupillo of Deaconness Faith Community Nurse Ministry.