Jennifer Schwirzer shares how she started a missional business that trains Adventists how to become mental health coaches.
ADIBE Network is an Adventist community of mental health professionals and coaches. They receive online training before going out and helping others with their thoughts and feelings, treating depression and anxiety. Close to 1,000 people have gone through Jennifer's training program as of May 2022, dozens of active providers (both professionals and lay members) are helping those in need.
God gave her this idea when multiple training requests came in from lay people, and she was reminded of other powerful examples in Zimbabwe and India where non-professionals get trained to treat mental illness in their local communities.
Jennifer mentions Dr. Dixon Chibanda's TED Talk during this episode. You can watch the full talk here.
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