Many people who read my blogs know that I live with schizophrenia, and that on the whole I’m doing pretty well, but last night a number of factors caused me to feel angst about the current situation.
About a month and a half after our first daughter was born, I started down a long journey of postpartum depression. For a year I went undiagnosed, going to the doctor complaining of extreme tiredness, severe mood swings, and disinterest in daily activities.
September is National Suicide Prevention and Recovery Month. Mental Health Ministries has created resources to support our faith communities as we work towards ensuring everyone has proper access to mental health care.
It is important that persons with mental illness feel welcomed and supported within the faith community. As people of faith, we do this by loving unconditionally.
Are we making space in our churches for necessary conversations about mental health? This resource, designed with small groups in mind, will help break the silence around mental health.