This world can at times feels dark and overwhelming. There are many moments when it doesn’t feel like God is present in anything even though we know He promises to be with us IN ALL THINGS. What do we do with the pain we feel? How do we cope when our brain tricks us into believing that this world would be better without us? Suicide and self-harm can be scary for us as we experience it and for those that love people going through it. In this session Megan will discuss why suicide and self-harm are increasing, what we can do to help those struggling in this way and how to experience God’s love when we feel unworthy of experiencing anything good.
Bio: Megan Miessler is the Executive Director of Lutheran Counseling Services in Orlando, FL. Megan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and also a Rostered DCE. Megan began working with children and youth as a DCE in the Florida-Georgia District in 2004. She received her MSW from University of Central Florida and her DCE certification from Concordia St. Paul. Megan has worked as a therapist in the school counseling setting and in private practice. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, couples and families. Megan has been part of crisis response to natural disasters and tragedies throughout the country. She is married to her husband Matt and they have three children. Megan is a huge Tampa Bay Lightning Fan and loves to spend time on her kayak.
Youth and adult sessions recorded at the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. For more information about the Gathering, visit www.lcmsgathering.com.