About Christianity and mental illness working together, It is important to provide a spiritual connection as well as building a mental state of being in order to help others.
Another serious gap in faith-based care depends on where one lives and the peer-support that is around. Hosting a peer support group at church would make one suffering from mental illness feel accepted.
You are never alone – Poor mental health can make us feel ashamed and alone. The reality is that two-thirds of us suffer from some form of mental health problem, and the more we talk about it and are honest, the easier it becomes for people to get the help they need.
I don't think I'm the only one who longs to have answers. As leaders, sometimes we're expected to know what to say and what to do. Throughout Paige's struggle, I wanted to be able to assure her that it was going to get better and easier; I wanted to believe that, if we prayed about it enough, it would be so.