Forget About Stigma, This Is Something Uglier – Discrimination

While shopping at the local market recently, I noticed a woman who was helping two gentlemen do their shopping. We have a program in our area that pairs an aid with people who have mental or developmental disabilities to help them do routine tasks, like shopping. As she was helping them through the checkout line … Continue reading Forget About Stigma, This Is Something Uglier – Discrimination

Church Can Be A Scary Place For Those With Mental Health Issues Like Anxiety, PTSD or Depression…

For someone living with the many different forms of anxiety or depression, attending church can be next to impossible. We must start accepting the fact that as diverse as the human race is physically, it is also diverse mentally. There are many people who cannot attend a social function of any sorts, no matter if … Continue reading Church Can Be A Scary Place For Those With Mental Health Issues Like Anxiety, PTSD or Depression…

Mental Health & Your Congregation: Why It Should Matter To You

As a Pastor, you have a charge given to you by God, to attend to his people. Caring for their needs and guiding them through life on the solid foundation of the Word of God, is the calling that has been placed upon your heart. You are to care for God's people, shepherding them lovingly … Continue reading Mental Health & Your Congregation: Why It Should Matter To You

The Institutes of Mental Disease (IMD) Exclusion Is Absolutely Discriminatory

In a recent letter to all of my state representatives I have expressed my outrage over the outdated and absolutely discriminatory exclusion in the Medicaid/Medicare system that has REFUSED to properly treat those with severe psychiatric illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar 1 for over 50 years. New legislation has been introduced to gently ease the … Continue reading The Institutes of Mental Disease (IMD) Exclusion Is Absolutely Discriminatory

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Review : From A Parent’s Perspective Who Cares For A Child With A Serious Mental Illness

Recently I signed up for a Mental Health First Aid Course that was put on by the Washington County Behavioral Board in Marietta, Ohio. I was very excited to attend this course. It is a free 8 hour class that educates you to the basic procedures you should employ to respond to common mental health … Continue reading Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Review : From A Parent’s Perspective Who Cares For A Child With A Serious Mental Illness

Christian Mental Health Books

Below you will find several books written from a Christian faith perspective on the subject of mental health. I recommend each and every one of these books. Some deal with personal issues and other deal with ministerial roles and their responsibilities to the congregation. Every book is well written, faith-based, and will help you understand … Continue reading Christian Mental Health Books

The Mental Illness Mission Field

As you know, because Elliott became sick, I have been working to be the change I want to see in the world for those that have serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Beginning next week I will be sitting on a couple committees for the NSSC (Link below to join) and I … Continue reading The Mental Illness Mission Field

Schizophrenia : Demon, Devil or Disease? An Evangelical Perspective

There are approximately 51 million people world wide that live with the brain disease schizophrenia. All schizophrenia is classified as a serious mental illness according to the NIMH. Schizophrenia is twice as prevalent in the US as Alzheimer's, yet so little is spoken about its effect on those living with it, it remains shrouded in … Continue reading Schizophrenia : Demon, Devil or Disease? An Evangelical Perspective