On the other hand, those of you who know me know that the way that many religious institutions deal with mental health issues has been a sore point with me for a very long time. Given that, it was nice to stumble across a new blog talking specifically about those issues.
From Robert’s About page:
As someone who has struggled with mental health for much of my life, and who deeply loves the church, I found myself in the all-too-common place of wishing the ministries and churches I was in knew how to help me better. Over the years, my dreams grew until I landed on a two-part mission:
1. To help people struggling with mental illnesses realize that our battles are a place to encounter God, not a barrier from Him. That God wants to use the people around us to love us, and that it’s ok to ask for help. That God wants us to be whole and healthy.
2. To help church & ministry leaders become more Christ-like by helping them know how to engage with those around them who are hurting, specifically those struggling with mental health.
Interestingly enough, I found this because the owner’s father is someone I’ve “known” online for years through the tech blogging community, which further proves the point that mental health issues are being dealt with all around us, even if we don’t specifically hear about it. The numbers don’t lie.