Virtual Seminar - Mental Health, Spirituality, and Faith: How do They Connect?

February 18, 2022

This semester UNC-Chapel Hill will offer monthly virtual mental health seminars addressing the intersection of mental health with related topics such as faith, addition/substance use, intimate partner violence, and vulnerable populations.  

The initial seminar, Mental Health, Spirituality, and Faith: How Do They Connect?, has been scheduled for Monday, Feb. 28, from noon until 1:30 p.m.  

The seminar conversation will be framed by a diverse panel of experts discussing the role that spirituality and faith can play in mental health.  

Faculty Presenter: 

Karon Johnson, MSW, Clinical Instructor and Field Instructor, School of Social Work 


  • Elizabeth Harrison, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Master of Divinity 
  • Rabbi Melissa Simon, Senior Jewish Educator for UNC Hillel 
  • Simon Stokes, Campus Minister for Reformed University Fellowship 
  • Imam Abdul Waheed, UNC Muslim Students Association leader 
  • Rev Mary Cat Young, Associate Rector for University Ministry 

Aaron Bachenheimer, Executive Director of Off-Campus Student Life and liaison to Carolina‚Äôs Campus Ministers, will facilitate the dialogue. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen, learn, and contribute thoughts and questions during the event. Please share in advance any questions or topics that interest you using the RSVP at

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