Cornerstone Lutheran Church hosts four-part series on mental health


Cornerstone Lutheran Church wants to help Fishers’ families become healthy in mind, body and spirit. It will host a four-part informational series focused on healthy families.

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“The idea is to do something that the community is asking for as opposed to what the organization thinks the community needs,” Pastor Scott Giger said. “We went through this whole process of speaking to people in the community, talking to them about what were the biggest needs in Fishers that we could address as a church.”

Giger was actively involved with Stigma Free Fishers, a mental health initiative created by Mayor Scott Fadness to get residents talking about mental illness.

“We wanted to look at some ways we could encourage health in families and people in Fishers before they get to a troublesome place,” Giger said.

The series kicks off at 4 p.m. March 18 at CLC, 13450 E. 116th St.

“There will be a series of four seminars focused around healthy mind, body and spirit,” Giger said. “That’s the overarching theme. During the first we’ll be discussing what a healthy family is. Then we will have one focused on physical health, another on mental health and the fourth on spiritual health.”

Giger realizes the church can’t solve every mental health issue.

“We believe firmly as a church mental illness is a very real thing,” he said. “We’re not suggesting that our conference will make that go away. We just want to do what we can to address a larger problem. It’s almost like preventative maintenance.”

The events are free and open to the public.

“As a church we believe God cares about the whole person,” Giger said. “We want to care for the whole person and care for them from the beginning of life to the end. We also care for our community.”

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