We need to first move church culture into a place where healing the mind becomes just as important as healing the soul. Where mental illness is taken seriously and there are practical measures and plans to help those in need.
I believe in the Word of God, it saved my life! But it must be used in love and we must first genuinely love the person and stop trying to fix them with scriptures for problems that we have never experienced. Next week for part 3 of this series I am going to share 10 ways to minster and support someone going through mental illness.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults or 18.1% of the population every year. In the U.S OCD affects 2.2 million adults, or 1.0% of the U.S. population and my question is: Is the church a safe place to heal?