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Develop your mental health understanding and awareness with this free mental health training and understanding workshop.

Join us either virtually or in-person* for an insightful evening on mental health education and awareness. Individuals and families will learn techniques for identifying mental illness, developing safe and effective situational responses, and building a network to quickly connect those in distress with professional care.

Come join us for this free presentation at the Hope and Healing Center & Institute. Register today for login information.

*Our in-person event will have limited seats as we follow COVID-19 gathering guidelines. We will have hand sanitizer available, distanced seating, and temperature checks. Masks will be required for those who want to attend in-person. For those who are not able to attend in-person, there will be a virtual option available. 

About the Speaker

Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center & Institute

Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center & Institute
Dr. Matthew Stanford 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, post-traumatic 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.

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