Take a look around you. One in four in your house of worship’s pews will experience some form of mental illness in any given year. Maybe that fact will prompt you to take a shy glance at your fellow congregants; or perhaps, a quick look in the mirror. What does the face of mental illness look like? It is surprisingly familiar.
It is useful to think of mental health as a continuum. All of us experience challenges from time to time; depression, anxiety, perhaps a roller coaster of emotions. But a challenge doesn’t automatically become a crisis. And a crisis doesn’t necessarily become a chronic condition. And if by chance it does, then there are a range of treatment options available.
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