The implications threaten the very foundations of psychiatry depending on the medical model for diagnosing and threatening mental disorders. Such implications threaten the foundation of psychotherapy as the Biblical counseling movement follows the counseling format
A Christian approach to psychology- Søren Kierkegaard was a philosopher who contributed profound theoretical psychological works. Over a decade, he described the nature of personhood, sin, anxiety, the unconscious (before Freud), subjectivity, human development, and spiritual development from a Christian perspective
This was something I had never experienced before. I was feeling ashamed of the fact that I needed to get high in order to cope and function, and although M. (my boyfriend at the time) cared, he was not exactly the encouraging type, so I was in the other room.
When you feel the need to give up, and thing around you seem so lost, know that God is there for you, you just have to speak up, and have faith that his decision is the best foryou.
Some church people can associate Daniel 4, where God humbled Nebuchadnezzar by stripping away his reason for a time so that the king lived like an animal as mental illness.
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.
According to many studies by psychologists, religion plays a crucial role in Recovery from mental health. Research shows that besides conventional medication methods, people should include religious factors as well. Solid scientific and psychological evidence shows that people who practice daily spiritual worship services are more likely to live in Recovery.
Sometimes this means doing things that seem counter-intuitive to make sure our kids are actually hearing what we are saying and learning from situations. Sometimes kids say things like a dumb, because they hear it from a parent or peer and repeat thinking that they are that way!
As you learn to adjust to the emotional roller coaster of emotions and stress with yourself or love ones diagnosed, it is a good thing to reach out to services. Often times the best support comes from those who suffer the same things experiences the same issues knowing what its like to be in your shoes.
Mental illness is a topic not discussed openly in many social settings. Many people with such issues as mental illness hide their fears and depression for fear of being stigmatized, especially in the workplace and in churches. For me, this has been true until I came to grips with limitations learning to use them to my advantage.