This should supply direction and dialogue on the issues faced by every church member. It is a great opportunity we have been given--- to minister to every person in the Body of Christ. ---Bryan by Ken Camp, Associated Baptist Press — Living with depression — or any other form of mental illness — is like … Continue reading How Does Your Church See Mental Illness?
Professor Mitchell, what is the difference between being depressed and just feeling bad about yourself? Sometimes it's easy to tell the difference; sometimes you're not certain. I look for clinical indicators of depressive illness: whether the person's life is becoming impaired by these bad feelings, when it's starting to interfere with people's sleep, appetite and … Continue reading Overcoming Darkness: An Interview with Dr. Philip Mitchell
Taking a Stand for Our Brothers and Sisters By Mark Earley, Christian Post Guest Columnist, Wed, Aug. 08, 2007 In the 16th century, London’s mentally ill were often kept at Bethlem Royal Hospital. The conditions inside the hospital were notoriously poor. Patients were often chained to the floor and the noise was so great that … Continue reading Bedlam: Prisons and the Mentally Ill
A Bumpy Road: Dealing with Relapse There may not ever be a last episode, but there are ways to fend off and mitigate the next one. By Jodi Helmer Doctors never talked to Elly L. about RELAPSE. Although she was hospitalized during a manic episode and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, doctors never mentioned that it … Continue reading Relapsing [Without Being a Moron About It]