Perspectives on mental health and its treatment can vary within the church, and Christians can get it wrong.
When we fracture a leg, we seek treatment from surgeons, physicians, physiotherapists and medication. So it is with a fractured mind.
When we look at the ‘healing model’ of Christ, we can see that prayer is crucial in the battle. But prayer is not always enough. Reading the Bible and confession are not always enough. It can also take therapy, medication, patience and compassion. Much of this comes through the ‘body’ of the church - that’s us!
God has given us these tools, along with power tools such as the Holy Spirit and scripture - that’s quite a formidable toolbox!
However, as Christians we live in the