Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Maryland
Worship Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Congregational Depression Awareness Program

CMPC is teaming up with the Congregational Depression Awareness Program (CDAP) run out of Johns Hopkins by Dr. W. Daniel Hale, a world-renowned psychologist, and fellow presbyterian. Dr. Hale is the author of a wonderful book, “Depression: Out of the Darkness and Into the Light”, a first-hand account of the tragedy of undetected and unacknowledged depression: his personal struggles with his own depression and the depression that took the life of his daughter at the tender age of 36. We here at CMPC are cognizant of the prevalence and high cost of depression in our communities. Depression is now the 2nd leading cause of death in the 10-34-year-old age group and the 4th leading cause of death among adults aged 35-54.

On Sunday, September 18, we have the great fortune of having Dr. Hale join us during Sunday service. Dr. Hale will then do a presentation for us after the service. Our sisters and brothers at the Care and Wellness committee will provide a light lunch for us. Registration is now open. We have purchased twenty copies of Dr. Hale’s book. The first twenty registrants will each receive a book free of charge. Dr. Hale has also graciously agreed to sign each book for us on that Sunday.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Hyiwot Teshome at or 240-535-6577.