Depression in Congregations (+ Interfaith Prayer Service)

April 18, 2018

12:01 pm - 1:30 pm

IIC Krannert Hall 1100 W. 42nd St. Indianapolis IN 46208


The Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health (ICMH) will be hosting a luncheon and panel discussion on depression in congregations, accompanied with an interfaith prayer service, on Wednesday April 18th, from 12 PM to 1:30 PM, at Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall.

The purpose of this event is to:

  • Explain what depression is and how it effects people
  • Increase awareness of how leaders of religious communities have seen depression impact their community
  • Provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and participate in discussion
  • Connect communities to resources explaining how to get help and where they can go to receive it

In a dynamic interview format, Dr. Arman Siddiqui, a local psychiatrist at Adult Child and Health, will speak with Rabbi Lew Weiss and Pastor John Girton – leaders in our local faith communities will discuss the dynamics of depression and the impact on all levels of congregations. This dialogue seeks to break down stigma and catalyze action by developing a more comprehensive awareness of both clinical depression and the nuances of our diverse faith traditions. The discussion will then be followed by a brief, interfaith prayer service.

Note: Lunch is guaranteed for anyone who pre-registers on Eventbrite by 11:59 PM on April 12, 2018. Walk-ins are welcome, but lunch cannot be guaranteed.

$5 suggested donation for lunch can be made either online ( or at the door.