Health & Wellness Speaker Series

Quarterly Talks, Open to the Public, Focused on Building Healthy Communities

December: Depression, Recognizing & Responding

Wednesday, December 7th, at 7PM in the OLPH Church

Depression – Out of the Darkness and into the Light, Dr. Dan Hale
Dr. Dan Hale

Dr. Dan Hale, PhD

Depression, Recognizing & Responding

Depression is now recognized as a significant health concern, with more than 10 percent of American adults experiencing a major depressive episode each year and more than 20 percent experiencing at least one episode over their lifetime. This program will review the signs and symptoms of depression, the treatments for depression, community resources, and how family and friends can provide support for those directly and indirectly impacted by depression.

Our speaker will be Dr. Dan Hale. Dr. Hale is Special Advisor to the President of Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Director of the Healthy Community Partnership. He also is an Assistant Professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with appointments in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and the Division of Geriatric Medicine & Gerontology, and at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with an appointment in the Department of Mental Health. Prior to assuming his position at Johns Hopkins Bayview in 2011, Dr. Hale was Professor of Clinical Psychology at Stetson University. He is the co-author of Building Healthy Communities through Medical-Religious Partnerships, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press and now in its third edition (2018), and Healing Bodies and Souls: A Practical Guide for Congregations (Fortress Press, 2003). His most recent book is Depression – Out of the Darkness and into the Light (Gatekeeper Press, 2020).

Who should attend?

  • High School Aged Youth
  • Young Adults
  • Single
  • Married
  • Families
  • Parents of Young Children
  • Senior Citizens
  • Non-parishioners

Previous Health & Wellness Talks at OLPH

Breast Cancer Prevention

What You Need to Know and How to Support Others

Robin Bartko, MS
Community Health Advisor
Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)
Certified Health Coach

Robin Bartko, MS, will speak on breast cancer awareness and prevention while providing time for questions and answers.

Learn about…

• Risk factors of breast cancer
• Resources to reduce those risk factors
• How to support others who are at risk for breast cancer
• How to support others who have breast cancer

Robin’s talk is the first in a part of OLPH’S Health & Wellness speaker series focused on building healthy communities through medical-religious partnerships.