The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America

~Mental Illness in America, 2016 Mental disorders are common in the United States and internationally. An estimated 26.2 percent of Americans ages 18 and older — about one in four adults — suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.1 When applied to the 2004 U.S. Census residential population estimate for ages 18 andContinue reading “The Numbers Don’t Lie: Mental Illness in America”

Love is On the Loose

“Cross Jesus one too many times, fail too often, sin too much, and God will decide to take his love back. It is so bizarre, because I know Christ loves me, but I’m not sure he likes me, and I continually worry that God’s love will simply wear out. Periodically, I have to be slappedContinue reading “Love is On the Loose”

1 in 4 Church Homes Are Dealing With This!

By Carlene Hill Byron How many families in your church have a loved one who struggles with mental health problems? That’s kind of a trick question. People don’t talk about mental health problems. You’re more likely to hear them describe their child’s condition as “something like autism,” as the elder of one church we knowContinue reading “1 in 4 Church Homes Are Dealing With This!”

24/7 Crisis Lines

List of Hotlines–1-800 Phone Numbers In general, hotlines have three things in common: 1) they are available to call 24/7 2) they are 100% confidential 3) they are free Here’s a list of hotlines that may help you in whatever situation you find yourself in: Dial 911 for an emergency Christian Counseling Services-General New LifeContinue reading “24/7 Crisis Lines”