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Christianity and Depression - Dr. Aaron Kheriaty
New Study of Acute Mental Illness and Christian Faith
For the context of this piece, the disorders I will reference are those more common in our larger discussions as a society such as depression and anxiety. The conversation on mental illness and its validity have been controversial at times, especially among those within the faith. It is important to note that the Bible never explicitly speaks about mental illness in terms of how we would define it in modern times. Even so, more churches are experiencing the effects of mental illness within their congregations. Treatment and care have been topics that many have debated, and while these questions are not easily answered, the Bible provides insight on how we should view and respond to those who are battling with their own minds.
You Can’t “Pray Away” a Mental Health Condition
At times, it's hard to believe that over 22 years ago, I almost took my life due to depression. Being a black female and growing up in the 's where black people had way more to deal with than mental health conditions, mental health was never really discussed. There are so many reasons why this is that I could probably write a book on them. Relentless stigma accompanies mental health conditions. But there is no shame in having a mental health condition. The true shame is not getting the treatment you need to have a good life.