Mar-1-2020: Loving Someone with Mental Illness
Guest speaker: Lynne Bonner
From depression to borderline personality disorder, mental illness is often stigmatized in our culture. In this service, Lynne Bonner, First Unitarian Church of Victoria Worship Associate, presents a personal story to shed light on the experience of loving someone who struggles with mental illness, and presents some lessons learned—insights that apply to human relationships in general, as well as relationships affected by mental illness. The service includes a simple ritual that gives all present the option to honour ourselves and our loved ones. In addition, a skilled listening ear will be available throughout and after the service if difficult feelings come up for any of us, or if you wish to find community resources for further support.