The mysteries and meaning of mental illness will be explored 7 p.m. CT Monday, Oct. 30 at Lifetree Café.

The mysteries and meaning of mental illness will be explored 7 p.m. CT Monday, Oct. 30 at Lifetree Café.

The program, titled “Mysteries of Mental Illness: One Woman’s Struggle to Regain Her Life,” features a filmed interview with Karen McCracken, a woman diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and author of Breaking Free From OCD.

“It got to a point that I would have to read every sign I saw when I went somewhere,” McCracken said. “If I saw a sign in my peripheral vision, I thought something bad would happen if I didn’t stop to read it.”

During the program Lifetree participants will have the opportunity to discuss brushes with mental illness they, or people close to them, have experienced.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or livingwater@livingwateratthebeach.com