What Can Churches Do to Help with Mental Health Conditions?

Jeremy Bouma on 4 months ago. Tagged under ,,.

9780310534815_394_600_90ADHD and autism, depression and anxiety, mood disorders and other common mental health conditions are all part of people’s lives this side of the fall.

Yet the very place that should offer healing and hope is often the least equipped to help. Further, it is the place least likely to be actively attended by people suffering with such conditions.

That place is the church.

Stephen Grcevich explains this in his new book, Mental Health and the Church:

The families I meet through my work as a child and adolescent psychiatrist are far less likely than other families in our community to be actively involved in a local church. This reality is a tragic departure from Jesus’ plan for his church. (16)

Thankfully, he wrote…

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