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Jacksonville, FL Branch

Jacksonville, FL Branch









Dec 17, 2017

3:30 pm

3848 Hartley Rd


12:45PM 150 E. 1st St 32206

6:45PM 8570 Philips Hwy #104  32256

The Week of

Dec 17, 2017

Stigma of Mental Illness Explored at Lifetree Café

Society’s response to those who suffer with mental illness will be discussed at Lifetree Café on

  • Tuesday, Dec 19 @ 3:30PM at Mandarin Senior Center, 3848 Hartley Rd, 32257  
  • Thursday, Dec 21 @ 12:45PM at Mary L Singleton Senior Center, 150 E. 1st St, 32206
  • Thursday, Dec 21 @ 6:45PM at Hope (LCMS) in Philips Plaza, 8570 Philips Hwy # 104, 32256

The program, titled “Mental Illness: Breaking the Silence, Overcoming the Shame,” features a filmed interview with Amy Simpson, author of the book “Troubled Minds.” Simpson grew up with a mother who was later diagnosed with schizophrenia.


“My family needed help, and we didn’t know where to get it. My whole family felt alone,” says Simpson, who equates mental illness with other physical illnesses. “I should no more be ashamed of mental illness than I should be ashamed of a broken leg or asthma,” says Simpson.  

During the program, Lifetree participants will have an opportunity to discuss why a stigma is commonly attached to mental illness, and if there should be.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.


Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Like us on Facebook.   Questions about Lifetree Cafe may be directed to George at (904) 731-0731 or George@LifetreeCafeJAX.org

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