Mental Illness

Mental illness is no respect-or of people.  It affects people from all socio-economic circles and from all religious faiths.  Regrettably, because there is so much stigma attached to mental illness people often choose to ignore their struggles and try to pretend they do not exist.  Often, those struggles become unbearable – resultant distress impacts upon the individual, family, friends and workplace.  Sadly, the Church is not equipped to care for people with mental illness.  Often Christians experience twice the stigma that comes with these issues – the stigma from society’s ignorance of mental illness, and the stigma that comes from the misinterpretation of God’s Word.  The Church needs to address the issue of mental illness in its midst, and learn to support those who struggle with its challenges.



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