Will churches help to erase shame about mental illnesses?
Excerpt from “Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame? Rick Warren confronts one more “last taboo.”” – cover story in Christianity Today by Christine A. Scheller (3/31/14)::
“In some Asian populations, we know there are not even words for therapy or suicide,” said Kristee Haggins, senior associate at the California Institute for Mental Health and one of a dozen or so exhibitors. Unwillingness and/or the inability to access care are common barriers across cultures, said Haggins. But there is an added layer of resistance among some ethnic groups. Members of these groups may prefer to access non-psychological resources and services, like church and spirituality, she told CT.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/march-web-only/rick-warren-saddleback-mental-health.html?paging=off