Welcome to the faith and mental health page. The goal of the following articles are to build perspectives on the relationship between faith and mental illness.
It is not an easy subject to cover as no one really has a definitive answer to the questions of mental health from either a religious or scientific viewpoint.
This subject is dear to many hearts as this website receives many visits for this very reason.
The following articles are a small contribution to the greater discussions going on in churches, homes, families, and friends. There remains so many questions and answers that need exploration. For now, this is a humble start.
- A religious look at Miracles and Mental Illness
Personal and historical observations of mental illness from a christian perspective.
- Book Review: Mental Disorders and Spiritual Healing
An examination of mental illness from an Eastern Christian perspective.
- Ambrosiaster on the Workers of Miracles
The Ambrosiaster text is a Latin document written and added starting from the fourth century. The work gives us a small glimpse of how the early Medieval Church treated people with depression and perhaps other emotional problems.
- Emile’s Encounter with Christ
A fictional story of Jesus meeting a homeless man living on or around a beach. Would Jesus want to change him or accept him as who he is?