The Rev. David Finnegan-Hosey will present this year’s Snidow Lecture, “You Are Not Alone: Faith, Crisis, and Mental Health,” on Monday, Sept. 20.
The lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Snidow Chapel. Admission is free and the public is invited, but face coverings are required.
“Rev. David Finnegan-Hosey was our choice for this lecture series as he has not only worked as a college chaplain but speaks and writes about the intersection of mental health and spirituality,” said University Chaplain Nathan Albert. “We really appreciate the work he is doing as a pastor and leader of a church to openly speak about his own experiences of being diagnosed with bipolar disorder and his psychiatric hospitalizations.”
Albert said he hopes attendees will get insight not only into mental health but also share how those within a faith tradition can respond.
Finnegan-Hosey is the author of “Christ on the Psych Ward” and “Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition: Faith, Systems, and Mental Healthcare.” He serves as the co-minister of Bon Air Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), having previously worked in a variety of campus ministry, nonprofit, and congregational settings.
He is certified by Mental Health First Aid USA to provide initial help to people experiencing depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance use disorders. He speaks and writes about the intersections among mental illness, mental health, and faith.
The Clifton L. Snidow Lecture On Christian Life And Work is sponsored by the Spiritual Life Center. For more information, contact the Spiritual Life Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.