I saw this add for a conference put on by the Association of Certified Biblical Counsellors on the topic of mental health. There are many individuals in the churches that are struggling with these types of illnesses. I’m very happy that there are some out there who are taking the lead in educating others on how to help people who must live with this type of illness. I pray that people within the church will look at this situation more closely and educate themselves on how to help. Here is a little thoughts from the website on the conference:
We live in a broken world, beset with overwhelming problems: disease, pain, death, sorrow, sin and mental illness–clinical depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and panic attacks. Our culture assumes people diagnosed with mental illness are stuck, doomed to struggle for the rest of their lives against a problem without ever experiencing real and lasting change. As Christians we know better. The world is broken, but God has invaded that world with the power, light, and hope of his Son Jesus Christ. Whether you’re tormented with panic attacks or thinking of committing suicide, Jesus can help. We want to show the church how Jesus brings healing to those experiencing the most extreme problems of mental illness.