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Join us for a three-day webinar with Matt Stanford, PhD, offering help, hope and training for families, individuals, churches, educators and community leaders in the areas of:

⏺  Adult Mental Health issues

⏺  Child and Adolescent Mental Health issues

⏺  Adolescent Suicide

There’s always more to learn about understanding and compassionately caring for loved ones, our friends and ourselves.

Who should attend: Individuals, teens, parents, college students, educators, church and community leaders. This is for anyone who provides help, wants to help, or seeks help.

Note:  Each registrant will be provided (1) unique link in which to view the webinar. The same link can be used for all three days but cannot be shared with another person.


NOTE: These events are happening live in Hawaii, so times will be later for those watching in Houston, Texas (CST). Please see modified times below. If you are unable to make the live showing of the seminars, Hawaiian Islands Ministries (HIM) plans to release recordings later to those registered.

Thursday, July 23, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (HST)**

Session 1: Are We Okay? Mental Health and Coping During and After a Pandemic
**Event will occur Friday, July 24, 12:00 am to 1:30 am (CST)

Friday, July 24, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm (HST)**

Session 2:  Am I or Someone Dear to Me Depressed?
**Event will occur Saturday, July 25, 12:00 am to 1:30 am (CST)

Saturday, July 25, 9 am to 12 noon (HST)**

Session 3: Post Traumatic Stress Can Happen to Anyone
Session 4: Learning a New Normal: What We Can Do Now
**Event will occur Saturday, July 25, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (CST)


Matthew S. Stanford, PhD

Matthew S. Stanford, PhD is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and Houston Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine. Dr. Stanford’s research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Christianity Today, and U.S. News & World Report.

Dr. Stanford earned his doctoral degree in behavioral neuroscience at Baylor University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Professionally he has worked with a variety of mentally ill clients, including those with aggression, personality disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance dependence, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

As director of HHCI he writes, conducts training seminars, and serves individuals living with mental illness and their families. He is the author of three books, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness, Revised and Expanded, The Biology of Sin: Grace, Hope, and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped, and Grace for the Children: Finding Hope in the Midst of Child and Adolescent Mental Illness.


Hawaiian Islands Ministries (HIM) is a nonprofit Christian organization that exists to equip, unify, and encourage pastors and leaders in Christian ministry.

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