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Effective conversations about suicide and other mental health issues

Melissa J. Pereau, MD, has a passion for helping people during a critical point in their lives, which is why the psychiatrist spends her days working with patients thinking about or who have attempted suicide. As a medical director and psychiatrist at the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center, Pereau is faced daily with the realities of suicide and how the topic —...

More than 1,000 people celebrate the Adventist Church’s 90 years in Italy

"Today we enjoy religious freedom and I want to thank the Italian government for this" said Ted N.C. Wilson, president of the Adventist World Church. He was a guest in Rome on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Italian Union of Adventist Christian churches (UICCA). "Thank God every day for the religious freedom you enjoy in this great country of Italy," he added. "Never take this achievement for granted. Religious freedom requires constant...

ADRA collaborates to train mental health provides in Sint Maarten

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in the Caribbean recently co-hosted psycho-social training for mental health professionals in St. Maarten to assist in building community resilience as the island still recovers from three hurricanes that hit last year. The training became the third major intervention by ADRA on the island, ADRA leaders said. More than 80 percent of the homes on the island are still damaged and have tarps on their roofs. In addition, rebuilding has been slow...

ADRA partners with World Food Program to help feed 85,000 refugees in Uganda

Thousands of refugees in Uganda will receive food assistance, thanks to a recent cooperation established between the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the World Food Program (WFP) and the Government of Uganda, through the Office of the Prime Minister.   The partnership, agreed upon in June 2018, will allow ADRA to provide food for more than 85,000 refugees currently settled in the district of Kamwenge, western Uganda. An influx of refugees is reported to increase as...

 

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