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Lifestyles

Arukah Institute of Healing will host annual mental health conference

PRINCETON — The Arukah Institute of Healing will host the second annual mental health conference titled “Hope is an Anchor” on Saturday, April 21, in Princeton.

The conference is free to the public and will feature three keynote speakers, six clinical breakout sessions that will provide practical help on various mental health topics, and a resource room that brings together community resources to provide sustainable help to participants.

Author, speaker, radio show host, counselor and Arukah Co-Founder Pam Heil will speak alongside author and speaker John Willis on the topic of “Hope & Heartbreak of Addiction.” Kelly Phillips, a motivational speaker and corporate implementation coach, will present “Learning to Love Yourself” and Joe Rogers, speaker and operations director for a substance abuse recovery center, will present “Opioid Addiction and Living with Loss.” The breakout sessions will be conducted by three clinicians from the Antioch Group based in Peoria and will cover the following subjects: addiction, recovery, boundaries, emotional intelligence, grief, anxiety, depression, codependency and there will be special teen programming featured over the lunch hour.

Lunch will be available for purchase and provided by Kramer’s Kitchen at $6 a meal. The conference goes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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