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Hope, Faith, Love, and Mental Illness

This is something that I've been wanting to do for a while now. I'm finally step out to see what happens. Come join me in this new endeavor.

Hope, Faith, Love: Faith based support for friends and families living with mental illness
Sunday, September 15, 2013 5-6pm Westcott Community Center 826 Euclid Ave, Syracuse, NY 13210 Sponosored by NeuroDiversity Consulting LLC 315-436-2145 info@neurodiversityconsulting.org

Christian blogger on mental illness.

Evangelical Christian blogger and psychiatrist Adrian Warnock has been doing a series of blog posts about mental illness since news broke in April about the the death of Rick Warren's son. The young man had suffered with mental illness for many years and took his own life as a result. I've finally gotten around to reading the work that Warnock has posted thus far and I find myself very moved by it. The first post asks a question that I think has a pretty obvious answer but that nonetheless gives Christians endless grief, Can a Christian get depressed? The answer is obviously yes. But as is pointed out in the post we get wrapped up in arguing about whether Christians should get depressed. That focus then warps what Christians think they are supposed to do about depression. I've been told that I should have been able to pray myself out of my depression. Given after I had my gotten my depression under control such advice was merely a nuisance. Had I received it at any time be…