2019 Parents Council Conference:
Faith, Mental Health + Loving Your College Student


Do you have a son or daughter at UNC-Chapel Hill?

If so, the NC Study Center invites you to attend its 2019 Parents Council Conference!


Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Warren Kinghorn, Professor of Psychiatry and Pastoral Theology at Duke University. He’ll discuss the mental health climate on today’s college campus and what that means for parents of college students. It promises to be a stimulating time of encouragement, insight and fellowship among Carolina parents. Note that students are welcome to join for the second session of the morning! We’ll conclude by 12 p.m. to allow for time with your children and a chance to get to the Dean Dome to cheer the Tar Heels to victory over Florida State (tip off at 3:45 p.m.).


Saturday, February 23rd


9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


The Battle House
203 Battle Lane, Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Guest Speaker

Dr. Warren Kinghorn is a psychiatrist whose work centers on the role of religious communities in caring for persons with mental health problems and on ways in which Christians engage practices of modern health care. Jointly appointed within Duke Divinity School and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of Duke University Medical Center, he is co-director of the Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative and is a staff psychiatrist at the Durham VA Medical Center.


Faith, Mental Health and Loving Your College Student


  • 9 to 9:45 am | Arrival and Breakfast

  • 9:45 to 10: 45 am | Dr. Kinghorn Plenary Address #1 and Audience Discussion - ‘Mental Health on College Campuses:  A Christian Psychiatrist's Perspective’ (Parents Only)

  • 10:45 to 11:00 am | Intermission

  • 11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Dr. Kinghorn Plenary Address #2 and Audience Discussion - 'It is Good that You Exist: On Being Loved by God in a World Marked by Shame’  (Parents + Students Welcome)


$10/individual, $15/couple
All students are free.

All UNC parents are invited to attend. We hope to see you there!