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  • The Mental Health Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva will present a lecture and discussion on schizophrenia on Sunday, March 30.

      The Mental Health Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva will present a lecture and discussion on schizophrenia on Sunday, March 30.

 
Submitted by Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

The Mental Health Ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva will present a lecture and discussion on schizophrenia at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 30, led by psychologist Peter Coe, Elgin Mental Health Center clinician Page Poris, and historian Roxanne Willis. The church is located at 110 S. Second St., Geneva, and this event is free and open to the public.

The presentation will cover the history of treatment of schizophrenia, changes in the nature of institutionalization, symptoms, prognosis, and a variety of other topics relating to this very serious mental illness.

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The speakers will also address bipolar disorder; the importance of early treatment for both illnesses will be emphasized. Plenty of time will be available for discussion, and information will be available about support groups for those emerging from a psychosis.

This discussion is part of a monthly series focusing on the many aspects of mental health and psychiatric treatment, presented by Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva.

For more information, contact the church at office@uusg.org or (630) 232-2350.

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, established in 1842 and the oldest church in Geneva, is a diverse, welcoming community that endeavors to make its Covenant a living reality. It provides religious education and opportunities for spiritual growth. They encourage individual and mutual responsibility as together they work to be a liberal religious voice in the community and a force for compassionate social justice.

For more information, visit www.uusg.org.

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