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'Faith Summit' aims to equip local religious leaders to fight substance and mental health issues in NELA

Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (NEDHSA) will hold a Faith Summit to equip local religious leaders to help fight mental health and substance abuse issues. The event will be held on May 20, 2023, at the University of Louisiana Monroe’s Bayou Pointe Event Center.

The summit will feature keynote speaker Dr. Monteic A. Sizer, four breakout sessions, a panel of faith-based leaders, and Peer Counselor Tonja Myles, a subject matter expert in mental health, substance abuse, and untreated trauma. The summit will also provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to industry professionals.

NEDHSA has partnered with faith leaders and their congregations to further stabilize traditional mental health services and educate, equip and provide resources to address substance abuse, prevention, support, and recovery needs in their congregations.

The event is focused on faith leaders but anyone can attend. Free tickets are available via the link

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