Faith Solutions To Mental Health
Bringing hope to the hopeless!
When we look at events in our nation today, it is obvious our world is in pain. Just looking at the news, we can see a world that is hurt and broken. Crime, hatred, poverty, suicide, disease, death. The pain is deep rooted and generational–and because of it, our minds are not right. We need help!
“The spirit of man can sustain his infirmity, but a broken spirit, who can bear.” (Proverbs 18:14)
Did you know that according to the National Institutes of Mental Health, 17.9% of adult Americans, 18 and older, experience mental illness.
That is about 1 in 6 people. We can assume the numbers are double, but we will never know because of the very real stigma associated with acknowledging mental health issues.
Mental illness is not limited to one socioeconomic group, but it stretches across groups and classes of people everywhere. It is the one disease that can touch you no matter who you are. No one is exempt from experiencing a mental health crisis, either personally or with a loved one.
Despite the mass numbers who are receiving mental health treatment, it seems people are getting worse. In general, mental health systems around the world are not working. People are not being healed. There is a sense of hopelessness when it comes to mental illness. Not only are adults suffering, but an increasing amount of children as young as age 5 years old are entering the mental health system and being prescribed heavy psychotropic medications for years at a time. Many of these children grow up to become involved in drug and alcohol abuse at an early age. They end of up in prison and on the street.
The truth is, our current mental health system is a gateway to drug addiction, medical disease, generational poverty, homelessness, and ongoing mental illness. It is a recycling center with the exit point being social welfare, prison, and early death.