Reframed: The Power of Perspective

Reframed: The Power of Perspective

Carley Marcouillier

4 Myths You May Still Believe about Mental Health

August 04, 2021   ●   32 min

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I am so excited to jump back into important conversations that influence our perspectives. Over the next several episodes I want to dive into several topics surrounding mental health and its impact on our perspectives of ourselves, others, and God. Over the years, within both my ministry and clinical experience, I have heard far too many stories that reflect the significant disconnect between our Christian living and emotional well-being. Maybe you too have experienced the distortions of religious culture and have been left with questions about how your theology informs your emotional experiences through life.

In today’s episode, I want to look at 4 myths you may still believe about mental health, and offer an integrative perspective that may help us to advance both the gospel and our emotional stewardship.

Myth 1: Christians Should Not Struggle with Emotional Distress
Myth 2: Mental Health Is Not Mentioned in Scripture
Myth 3: Feelings Don’t Matter to God
Myth 4: Distress Is a Form of Spiritual Immaturity

Here is what we know: Our feelings matter to God; we can have faith despite fears and; support is available to us through God’s work in and through the lives of helping professionals and our Church community. My hope is that we, as a generation of believers, can step out and start talking about how we actually feel, without fear of rejection or judgment. I pray that we will continue to dispute the lies our culture has adopted, learn to listen well, acknowledging the pain experienced by those around us, and press on, heavenward.

Join me next week with a special guest, Jen Robinson Gueren, LPC, we will be discussing the top 10 reasons to go to therapy!

If You Know Someone in Crisis
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (Lifeline) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line (text HELLO to 741741). Both services are free and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are confidential.

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