Monday, September 14, 2009

Does Mental Illness Count? YES!

HOW DOES “THE CHURCH” ADDRESS MENTAL ILLNESS?

Since NICIAW is sponsored by Rest Ministries a Christian organization, we want to also take a look at how mental illness is addressed by churches. Living with a mental illness, whether it’s bi-polar, schizophrenia, depression or one of the many other mental illnesses, it is a frustrating, experience that can leave one feeling somewhere between annoyed with themselves and life, to being suicidal.

Imagine turning to the church for encouragement and understanding and being told that if you “just prayed harder,” it would go away.

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Does Mental Illness Count? YES!



Also view this must see video by Chonda Pierce

3 comments:

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing sweetie, love you.

He & Me + 3 said...

She is so funny. I never knew that about her. You would never know that with her sense of humor. she is just beautiful.

Angie said...

Had me bawling. I am at work...and that's not good...but this was so good...and so needed!

I listened to the second one---the part two with it..and she is right on target!

I enjoyed your post. YOU are loved. Thank you sister for sharing this TIMELY message.