Recent studies show anxiety disorders are the most common category of mental health diagnosis. (file photo)

Understanding anxiety workshop comes to Vernon

The event takes place at the Vernon Church of Christ on Saturday, March 30 from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Recent studies show anxiety disorders are the most common category of mental health diagnosis.

With many stressed and anxious and needing help to understand what they are going through, one-day workshop intended for those who want to better understand anxiety is being offered in Vernon. Those with anxiety issues, and others in their lives, want to know what the treatment options are and how to embrace hope.

The workshop will take place at the Vernon Church of Christ, located at 4107 Pleasant Valley Road, on Saturday, March 30 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Organizers said it is intended to increase our understanding of what anxiety is and the related topics of stress and depression and will conclude with a discussion on the “power of hope”. Presented by Minister Murray Ververda (Masters of Biblical Counselling) and Dave Allen (Masters Counselling Psychology CCC, RSW), the material will be presented from a Christian faith base and bible passages will be included. Workbook and lunch will be provided.

Related: B.C. teens struggling more with anxiety, depression: 2018 report

Related: Help is available for children and youth with anxiety

To report a typo, email:


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Vernon bylaw officer best in B.C.

Al Harrison named Bylaw Officer of the Year at annual association conference

Vernon council waits on fence as report prepared

Council to get information on cost of erecting fence for off-leash dog area at Marshall Field

Vernon Transit enjoys stellar year

Ridership up over tier average, says BC Transit representative

Biker airlifted from Vernon mountain resort

22-year-old injured at SilverStar Mountain Resort

Inaugural KidSport Greater Vernon golf tourney raises $18,000

Event raises single largest fundraising amount for Greater Vernon KidSport

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

Man accused of assault at South Okanagan beach gets bail

Thomas Brayden Kruger-Allen was granted bail at the Penticton provincial courthouse on Monday

‘Text neck’ causing bone spurs to grow from millennials’ skulls, researchers say

Technology use from early childhood causing abnormal bone growths in 41 per cent of young adults

B.C. teen killed by fallen tree on field trip remembered as hero

13-year-old Tai Caverhill was the first to spot the tree falling and warned his friends

Surrey RCMP raises Pride flag amid din of protesters

There were about 30 protesters on either side, and 20 Mounties doing crowd control

Should B.C. get rid of Daylight Saving Time?

The province wants to know, as state governments down south make the move

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Four-year-old boy assaulted at B.C. soccer game

It happened at a weekend tournament in Ashcroft

Most Read