For those suffering with mental illness, the last thing they need to hear is “Well, you just need to pray more,” or “You need to have more faith.” Treatment for mental health issues requires a holistic approach – addressing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and relational aspects of a human being. On this Focus on the Family broadcast, Dr. Matthew Stanford offers a compassionate look at mental illness, which affects 1 in 5 teens and adults in the United States. He discusses the need for overcoming the stigma of reaching out for help, encouraging the church community to offer hope, and healing for families with loved ones suffering with mental health issues.
For more from Dr. Stanford, check out his book Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness.
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