Is the Church too Hands-Off about Mental Illness?
Mental illness is subject that is rarely mentioned on Sunday mornings, but Pastor Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church hope this will change. The couple’s son committed suicide in 2013, and have been big advocates for removing the stigma associated with mental illness such as eating disorders, depression, personality disorder and other illnesses hidden by the congregation. The Warren’s are encouraging the church to get more involved to help support these individuals affected by launching a mental health ministry.
Is the church forgeting many of these people struggling with mental illness?