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Mental Health Conference
August 30-31, 2019

Join us at HIM’s 2nd Annual Mental Health Conference offering help, hope and healing. The conference features 4 general sessions and 7 elective seminars for equipping, encouraging and rebuilding families, churches and communities scattered by mental health challenges.

Keynote Speakers Dan Morehead and Matt Stanford will be joined by other counselors speaking about anxiety, depression, addiction, suicide and how to identify and respond to mental health issues in our communities.


Featured Speakers

Daniel Morehead, who was a keynote speaker at HIM's 2018 Mental Conference, is a psychiatrist in clinical practice in Austin, Texas, and Boston Massachusetts. He speaks regularly for mental health advocacy, and teaches psychiatry at Tufts University Medical Center. For 18 years, he served as supervising psychiatrist at the Samaritan Center for Pastoral Counseling. He is also former Assistant Residency Director at the Menninger Clinic, where he received the William C. Menninger Teaching Award. He is board certified in General Psychiatry and Neuropsychiatry, and maintains interests in brain science, psychotherapy and spirituality. In his leisure time, he is a student of kung fu, and has managed to attain black belt level without seriously injuring himself. He and his wife Carol are parents of three sons, and Carol serves as priest and rector of Grace Episcopal Church, Medford Massachusetts.


Matthew S. Stanford (Ph.D., Baylor University) is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston, TX and adjunct professor of psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Hospital Institute for Academic Medicine. A fellow of the Association for Psychological Science he is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles in psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. His research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith has been featured in such national publications as The New York Times, USA Today, and Christianity Today, as well as many news websites including Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo, and US News & World Report. Dr. Stanford is the author of two books, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness, Revised and Expanded (InterVarsity Press, 2017) and The Biology of Sin: Grace Hope and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped (InterVarsity Press, 2011).

ALSO PARTICIPATING: Memrey Casey, Dr. Mike Dugal, Dr. Anthony Guerrero, Brian Misaka, George Rhoades.

Learn more about our 2019 Mental Health Conference Speakers →

Mental Health Conference Schedule


Friday, August 30*
5:30 pm — Check-in
6:30 pm — General Session 1: Understanding Mental Health • Dr. Matt Stanford
7:35 pm — Break
8:00 pm — General Session 2: The Art of Healing • Dr. Dan Morehead
9:00 pm — Adjourn

Saturday, August 31*
7:00 am — (Optional) Just Show Up
8:30 am — General Session 3: EMPOWER: Enhancing Your Response to Individuals with Mental Health Issues • Dr. Matt Stanford
11:30 am — Lunch on your own
                  (Optional) Just Show Up
12:45 pm — Elective Series (Choose from 7 elective seminars)
1:45 pm — Break
2:00 pm — General Session 4: Be Not Afraid: The Good News About Mental Health • Dr. Dan Morehead
3:00 pm — Adjourn

*Schedule subject to change

General Session & Seminar Descriptions → 

Mental Health Resources

Downloadable Resources (©2018 Kay Warren)

Online Articles (

Video & Audio: 2018 HIM Mental Health Conference

Mental Health General Session 1 | Dan Morehead: What Is Mental Illness?

Mental Health General Session 4 | Kay Warren: What Every Church Can Do


Mental Health General Session 2 | Kay Warren Interview

Mental Health Seminar Session 1 | Dan Morehead: This is Your Brain on Drugs

Mental Health General Session 3 | Dan Morehead: Mental Illness Is Our Teacher

Mental Health Seminar Session 2 | Dan Morehead: This is Your Brain on Prayer