The Challenges of Mental Health - There is HOPE
The Topic of Mental Health - There is Hope
Mental health is a topic that people of faith and the Church as a whole often wrestle with and have difficulty understanding. That’s because it’s messy. It challenges some of our core beliefs and frequently leaves Christians with more questions than answers.
Yet, one out of five adults in this country (nearly 47 million) will experience some form of mental illness each year. Depression and anxiety are among the most commonly diagnosed disorders, and sadly, suicide is a tragic consequence for hurting and desperate people. The statistics are sobering: suicide is the second leading cause of death among individuals ages 10-34 – and 22 of our veterans die by suicide every day. Yes, life is full of challenges, and there is hope!