I can no be longer silent about this topic. Not only is it huge in America now, I’ve had personal struggles with mental health.
First off – mental issues are not something people choose to have. Don’t feel like it’s something you could have done to prevent depression, anxiety, or whatever. A mental illness is like any other disease. There are scientific research and studies behind it all.
Secondly, there is nothing wrong with getting help for your problems. Life is hard enough with or without a clear mind. If you need treatment to get growth and blessings in your life – take it! The only shame is not taking advantage of all the available resources to make yourself feel better. Give yourself permission to have peace.
Last not but not least, please don’t judge others. Mental health is becoming less of a stigma here. However, I would like to say that some people use certain outlets to numb the pain. That doesn’t mean they are bad people – he or she just might not have the knowledge of getting help. We should look at others with compassion and grace. No there is not an excuse for sin. But before we judge, let’s all understand what the real issue is.
I hope I could help give you a new perspective on mental health. Jesus died for all our sins – including those who suffer from a mental illness.
❤ Remote Christian