HEALTHY MIND HEALTHY LIFE
Concepts from Ellen G. White
"Faith in God's love and overruling providence lightens the burdens of anxiety and care. It fills the heart with joy and contentment in the highest or the lowliest lot. Religion tends directly to promote health, to lengthen life, and to heighten our enjoyment of all its blessings. It opens to the soul a never-failing fountain of happiness." Christian Education, 68.1
The Best Medicine
"The consciousness of right-doing is the best medicine for diseased bodies and minds. The special blessing of God resting upon the receiver is health and strength. A person whose mind is quiet and satisfied in God, is in the pathway to health." Counsels on Health, 628
"You need a daily baptism of the love that in the days of the apostles made them all of one accord. This love will bring health to body, mind, and soul. Surround your soul with an atmosphere that will strengthen spiritual life. Cultivate faith, hope, courage, and love. Let the peace of God rule in your heart." Counsels for the Church, 175
Come to Christ
"Many are suffering from maladies of the soul far more than from diseases of the body, and they will find no relief until they shall come to Christ, the wellspring of life. Complaints of weariness, loneliness, and dissatisfaction will then cease. Satisfying joys will give vigor to the mind and health and vital energy to the body." Counsels on Health, 241.1
"The burden of sin, with its unrest and unsatisfied desires, is the foundation of their maladies. They can find no relief until they come to the Healer of the soul. The peace which He alone can give, would impart vigor to the mind, and health to the body." Desire of Ages, 270.1
• 450 million worldwide suffer from poor mental health.
• 20% display mental disorders.
• In developing countries, two in five women suffer from depression.
• One million people commit suicide every year.
• 1 in 4 women experience depression
• 10% to 15% of women experience depression during pregnancy.
• One in three rape victims suffer from post traumatic stress disorder.
• Up to 40% of people living with HIV/AIDS suffer from depression
Source: UNFPA Emerging Issues: Mental, Sexual and Reproductive Health Report, 2008
Global Conference on Health and Lifestyle
Geneva, Switzerland, and Collonges-sous-Salève, France
July 6 to 11, 2009
This conference, held in two venues, with seventeen tracks, offering over 250 presentations by 100 international specialists, will give you evidence-based information, working models, and target strategies to meet the pressing needs of your community for improved health and spiritual care.
General Conference Women's Ministries will be holding seminars on Women's Mental Health for leaders from all over the world. For more information go to: www.healthlifestyleconf.com