Misconceptions concerning depression abound in society and even more so in the church. Some see it as a dark and scary thing which only a handful of people will deal with. Others see it only as a small problem that can be easily fixed with a healthier lifestyle.
Tag: mental health
Far too often, Christians present their faith as a rosy picture where we are all happy and never struggle with overly negative emotions. This picture is a lie.
The church is often met with discomfort when asked to assist the mentally ill. Personally, the church has upset my opinion of those in spiritual leadership, as well as in their attitude towards church members who suffer or who have suffered from any form of mental illness.
Depression affects the lives of more than 19 million adults in America every year. This is approximately 10 percent of the United States population. A majority of diagnosed adults never receive proper treatment for their depression, according to the National Data on Campus Suicide and Depression.