Macon Church Addresses Mental Health Crisis
Approximately 300 people from at least six states gathered at the Wimbish Road Church in Macon, Ga., for a weekend to learn more about the mental health crisis in America. The presentations by Neil Nedly, M.D., covered topics including how to recognize certain behaviors demonstrated in individuals which can lead to suicide, how they can make a difference in their approach to this reality, and what they can do to stop a person from going through with suicide. He also gave excellent biblical examples of men and women who demonstrated these kinds of behaviors, and how a loving God drew them to Him and got them back on course.
“I didn’t realize that suicide was so prevalent,” said one attendee. “I am thankful I got to hear Dr. Nedley’s entire seminar.”
While many attendees were from the surrounding area, several traveled from as far away as Maryland and Michigan.
“It was worth our coming the long distance to hear Dr. Nedley’s presentations. This was truly inspiring,” said an attendee.
Nedley, a full-time practicing physician in internal medicine, with emphasis in gastroenterology, mental health, lifestyle medicine, and the difficult-to-diagnose patient, also presented on how nutrition and various therapies and supplements can impact mental power.
Organized by the Wimbish Road Church and held June 23-24, 2023, attendees also enjoyed Sabbath lunch prepared by the church’s meal committee.
The church also plans on implementing a depression and anxiety recovery program for the community. “Our goal, with God’s help and guidance, is to provide an avenue for continuing education, and to develop a support group for our community,” said John Strickland, pastor of the Wimbish Road Church.
Georgia-Cumberland | September 2023