HomeHealthFirst Thursday Luncheon Series Focuses on Mental Health

First Thursday Luncheon Series Focuses on Mental Health

Every Thursday from October to April, excluding December, the Monroe Street United Methodist Church, 3613 Monroe St. hosts their First Thursday Luncheon Series.

The First Thursday Luncheon, “an interfaith coalition of local peace and justice advocates,” according to an event organizer spokesperson, was organized by several area churches and social justice advocates, including the Monroe Street United Methodist Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, First Unitarian Church and local Catholic and other social justice advocates to spread knowledge for social justice to the Toledo area.

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This month’s First Thursday Luncheon will focus on the importance of mental health.

Sonya Quinn. Photo provided via National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Toledo.

Sonya Quinn, the Community Engagement Coordinator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Toledo, will give a lecture on “The World of the Mentally Ill,” on Feb. 1 at 12pm.

Quinn will discuss the misconceptions and societal barriers of mental illness, as well as how mental health affects everyone, according to event coordinators.

The luncheon series, which is in its 6th year of operation, focuses on a different topic each month for community members to learn about. Food is served at each luncheon.

The cost for the lunch and lecture is $15, payable by cash and checks at the door. Participants with dietary restrictions are invited to bring their own lunch. If you are not buying lunch, the presentation alone costs $5. No reservations are required for this event.

Watch the First Thursday Toledo Facebook page for updates on the luncheon series.

For more information on the First Thursday event, visit https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100068273026215 or contact Fr. John Blaser by phone at 419-344-1295 or by email at lormanj2022@gmail.com or contact Rev. Larry Clark by phone at 419-473-1167 or by email at lclark@monroestreetchurch.org.

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