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
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 … Continue reading Your Mind Matters To God
"Why did you do this? Now they are going to kill me" Those were my sons last words as he was escorted from his Grandma & Grandpas by the Port St. Lucie Police Force in the early morning hours of December 6th, 2017. Every fear he had imagined over the past few weeks had just … Continue reading His Greatest Fear Came True : The Government Stole Him
In the past month I’ve learned so much about schizophrenia. It’s become an almost obsession, to figure out it’s idiosyncrasies, in an attempt to stay ahead of it. Elliott my eldest who has now been officially diagnosed as schizophrenic has begun to respond to his newly prescribed antipsychotic medication. The suicidal urges have started … Continue reading When Someone You Love Has Schizophrenia…
The number of people experiencing homelessness has increased for the first time in seven years, according to the Annual Homeless Assessment Report delivered to Congress in December of 2017.
Many of the people we serve in Christ either personally suffer from mental illness or are caring for someone suffering from mental illness. Statistics say 1 in 4 of our congregation falls into this category. And statistics also prove we may be the first person they seek help from. There are many free resources available … Continue reading Mental Health & The Faith Community Free Resources
It’s so hard for me to wrap my mind around the events of the past few weeks and perhaps that is why I struggle to find the words to yet again tell this story. But it’s a story that needs to be told, the kind of story that opens your eyes and perhaps prepares a … Continue reading Elliotts Story : A Living Nightmare Of First Psychosis