Video Post: Mental Illness—Churches Are Responding

I write and talk a lot about what we need to do to respond to the needs of people with mental illness. I frequently point out what churches can start doing or do better. But some churches and ministry organizations are doing good work here, or hosting catalytic conversations. So I wanted to take a few moments to acknowledge those who are doing something. Check out this video for my thoughts on the matter.

  1. Steve Baker says:

    Thank you, Amy. What is the date of your event in Omaha?
    Dr. Stephen Ilardi wants to include depression on the list of Diseases of Civilization. It is way past time for God’s people to seriously, with compassion, minister to the wounded souls in churches. I believe in you and your mission.

  2. Diane Martin says:

    Don’t want to miss you in Fort Wayne! What is the date and event you will be here for? Is it Nov 8 per chance?

  3. Thank you Amy for being such an advocate for mental illness, especially for Christians. I recently got your book “Troubled Minds” and it is a wealth of information. My church “The Well” has been pretty good so far as I am attempting to educate some of the leadership in this area. Yours and Pastor Brad Hoefs teaching have helped me a lot with this endeavor. Being diagnosed with bipolar II they are very accepting of me.

    • Amy says:

      Thanks for the encouragement, Jason. It’s great to hear of the work you’re doing, and I hope you’ll see God redeem your experience through using you in some great ministry to others.

  4. Cheryl Sell says:

    Hello. I just saw your video about how you travel around the country speaking about mental illness. I am a Christian who is paranoid schizophrenic, and I applause your work. A lot of people don’t know my diagnosis, because they wouldn’t understand it or me. My family knows and are supportive of me, which I realize is a great blessing. Thank you again for your work .

    • Amy says:

      Thank you, Cheryl. My mom has schizophrenia too, and I know it’s a very difficult illness. You sound as if you are taking care of yourself and receiving treatment, and I applaud you for that! It’s great to hear that your family is supportive. God bless all of you.

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