Greg Atkinson shares about his painful journey through church hurt when he was dismissed from his job as a pastor due to misconceptions about a mental health diagnosis. Through his experiences, he discovered the transformative power of forgiveness and an ever-increasing faith in God. If you’re ready to break free from the chains of hurt, Greg shares how he found healing by unlocking his ability to forgive.
It’s my heart’s desire to be part of the solution with respect to tearing down stigma as it relates to mental health, especially in the church and Christian circles. In this episode, Greg Atkinson and I discuss Bipolar Disorder Stigma, providing insights to help you understand and support those who struggle. We offer perspectives on faith, community, and understanding.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. By increasing awareness and understanding, we can help reduce the stigma around mental illness and make it easier for people to get the help they need. Read more to find out what stigma is, what causes it, the consequences and impact of stigma and how it affects mental health. If you suffer from a mental condition or know someone who does, you’ll want to read this article.
As a Christian who lives with a mental illness, Paul Gaumer shares about the lack of mental health resources available from like-minded people. Hence, many Christians are unwilling to come out of the shadows and discuss their struggles with living with a mental health disorder such as bipolar disorder. The stigma is real. But, the good news is you are not alone. Paul shares 3 things to consider as you wrestle with staying in the shadows or coming into the Light.
Christians & Mental Health: Addressing the Stigma that Surrounds Mental Health in Christians – Episode 219
If you’ve ever felt like people don’t understand what you’re going through in the midst of mental health challenges, know that you are not alone. There are others out there like you. Join me with Paul Gaumer for an eye-opening conversation about Christians and mental health and what we can do to break down the walls of stigma. Let’s shatter the stigma together!