Confusing Asperger’s with mental illness, and mental illness with evil
As a baby reporter in Texas, I covered what we euphemistically called mental health services in ... but calling illness by its modern name is important. We have so much hard work to do, and on multiple fronts, that we can’t afford to set off in the ...
What do Halloween stereotypes and mental illness have in common?
SALT LAKE CITY -- Do the historic misunderstanding of the mentally ill and our traditional celebration of Halloween have anything in common? I began to wonder about the connection between mental illness and Halloween at a recent community activity I ...
The Colorado shooting – stigmatizing mental illness
Claiming he is The Joker. Dozing off in the ... whether James Holmes does or does not have a psychiatric diagnosis is because we are searching for answers. People do not want to believe a person without mental illness could be capable of such a terrible ...
What are mental illnesses and disorders? What effects do they have?
The first post asked “Can a Christian get depression?” Today I ask two related questions, “What are mental illnesses and disorders?” and “What effects do they have?” Mental illnesses and disorders are incredibly common. If your church is not ...
Mark Driscoll’s Spiritual Warfare Teaching and Mental Illness
Since the post came out, readers have sent some ... Before I do that, let me add that for a Christian, this is a complex issue. I believe Satan is real, but I don’t believe it is helpful to link diagnosed mental illnesses to any kind of demonic activity.