The Garaventa Center welcomes everyone to a free online lecture on Tuesday, October 20 at 5 p.m: “Mother Teresa: A Case Study in Christian Mental Health Stigma.” Here’s the Zoom Webinar link to join the live event, which is open to all.
Mother Teresa’s diaries made public the saint’s struggle with intense sadness and sparked debates about her mental health. Jessica Coblentz, assistant professor of religious studies & theology at Saint Mary’s College, will explore the assumptions about depression and Christian holiness that emerged in these debates. Coblentz will also invite participants to reflect on Christianity’s contributions to mental health stigma, as well as possibilities for counteracting it in church and society. For more information or questions: up.edu/garaventa or email@example.com.