Topics Related to Mental Illness and Christianity

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Take the MIC- Mental Illness with Christ. This is a site for those who have suffered a mental illness to share about what Christ means and has meant for them and to discuss topics related to mental illness and Christianity.

This is also a place where friends and family members can share, read, and discuss what Jesus Christ has meant to them as they walk through the difficulties associated with mental illness.

Sometimes it is hard to find a place to share about one’s powerful testimony of Christ in the midst of mental illness because of the fear of stigma, being misunderstood, or because it may not be our own story but that of a close friend or family member. Here is one place you can take the MIC and share – even anonymously- but yet perhaps find some connection with others going through the same things. Mental illness is a term used to describe any number of diagnoses found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders and the issues surrounding. Mental illness may be no discriminator of age, race, socio-economic status, religion, or gender.

2 Corinthians 2:6-7

If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; and if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which you experience when you patiently endure the same sufferings that we suffer. 7Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort.

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Bipolar

I have been diagnosed with Bipolar at the age of 17 and I am now 53 years old. I have been hospitalized over 25 times in 36 years. In my clinical depression I have tried five very serious suicide attempts. I have been delusional when not suicidal and I have had moments of remission.

It wasn’t till 2010 I felt Jesus hold my right wrist in my sleep and a process until May 2011 that I gave my life to my Lord Jesus Christ as my Personal Lord and Savior.

Since that time, I have had two counselors (coming from the scientific, psychological community) acknowledge that I can possibly remain “hospital free” the rest of my remaining years if I stay true to my faith.

I feel as though I have run out of options and Jesus is my only hope. Although I recognize mental illness as a “clinical” as well as “spiritual” illness. . . I still feel the very important need for my medications and take them religiously.

This author has given permission for contact. Please e-mail if you would like to talk with him.