Studies prove that as people are presented with the actual facts about mental illness and they learn these illnesses arise from actual biological factors, their acceptance of these afflictions as an actual illness outside of the sufferers control rises, and they lose prior preconceived stigmas.
There has been an archaic belief within the faith community that holds certain illnesses as more of a spiritual affliction than an actual physiological illness. These claims are based on ignorance and are dangerous when perpetuated as fact.
Your brain is an organ, it can malfunction just as any other organ, and when it does so, it can effect your behavior, mood, and over all wellbeing with an impact that can effect your entire life.
You should feel secure that Jesus Christ is a healer and prayer is of course a huge part of your treatment! But the Lord can also work through doctors and modern medicine as well. Jesus wants you to be well and he will use many different means to make you well. Never be ashamed of seeking professional help for any mental health issues. Depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, or any other form of psychiatric crisis needs the same attention a heart attack, diabetes, or migraines may require! Can you imagine telling someone with a migraine headache “it’s all in your head” or “just get over it!” Never. America is waking up, these are real illnesses and you are not displaying little faith by taking medications or visiting a psychiatrist.
I pray this helped someone. The Lord wants you well in your mind, body and soul.