Okay, I promise, this will be the last promotional post for Anxiety Disorders and Mormonism (for this year). I will also do at least one recap post, but don’t expect any of those types of posts until at least March 14.
For now, I want to tell you that if you’ve been thinking about coming to ADAM Conf, get your tickets now! It’s this Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City. There are still some tickets left, and we’d love to have you there! If you are coming, thanks! Come and say hi to me during the conference 🙂
Our keynotes speakers will be amazing (Reid Wilson, Jon Hershfield, and Julie de Azevedo Hanks). They are experts and great speakers, so in my opinion, it’s well worth the time and money just to see them! (And I just saw Jon Hershfield’s slides for his presentation and they are great… he even coins a new term for us Mormons with moral scrupulosity 😉
In addition to the keynotes, the breakout speakers are also great. I kind of wish I could go to all of them (maybe I’ll have to jump around from room to room!). The panels will be informative and really interesting, discussing different types of therapy and treatment for anxiety disorders, how Church leaders can help anxiety sufferers, and what it’s like to live with an anxiety disorder from incredible people who are doing it.
There will be snacks, entertainment, a book store (with a time to get your books signed by at least Jon and Reid), and the venue is gorgeous and right on Temple Square.
To Go or Not to Go?
I know it’s an investment, but it really is worth it. Getting proper care takes commitment and dedication. Going to see a psychologist is expensive, too, but this is a full day of talks, networking, and for some with anxiety (particularly social), exposures to uncomfortable situations (which is hard but actually great to overcome that anxiety). I highly recommend coming if you are on the fence about it.