Devotional #5: Role Models

Devotional #5: Role Models

I appeal to you, then, be imitators of me. 1 Corinthians 4:16 (NRSV)   One of the goals of psychiatric therapy is to assist a person with a chemical imbalance, or mental illness, to become more independent, to be able to stand on one’s own two feet as it were....
Devotional #4: Independence

Devotional #4: Independence

Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple. Luke 14:26 (NRSV)   As a child I was not encouraged to be independent. “Children should be seen and not heard” was...
Devotional #1: Patterns

Devotional #1: Patterns

And see that you make them according to the pattern for them, which is being shown you on the mountain. Exodus 25:40 (NRSV)   The uniqueness of the Judeo-Christian tradition is that God Himself comes and dwells among His people. In the Old Testament era it was...
About Mental Problems

About Mental Problems

Provide support and informed guidance, not advice. When it comes to mental illness, advice should come from mental health professionals and can cause heightened barriers when it comes from a supporter. Additionally, offer empathy and compassion, not sympathy. To...