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mental health awareness week

The Church and Mental Illness

According to a Baylor study, more people with a mental illness seek help from clergy than from mental health professionals.  This concerns me for two reasons.  First, clergy learn very little about mental illness when they go to seminary.  Second, like the general public, churches don’t generally talk about mental illness and aren’t really supportive.  Even in the church which I attend and am an elder, there is a great deal of silence and awkwardness even though it is a very caring

I AM NOT BIPOLAR!

How we define ourselves is perhaps far more important than we wish to believe and has far-reaching consequences.