It isn’t always easy to admit we’re not doing well—especially as Christians. Perhaps it’s a fear of being judged or discriminated against that’s holding us back. Or maybe we just don’t know how to respond when someone tells us that.
If you identify with either of the above, you’re at the right place. Let’s talk openly about faith and mental health.
The past two years have been tough. Repeated lockdowns. Social distancing measures. Travel restrictions.
Unsurprisingly, mental health has come under the spotlight like never before. As believers, we’re not immune to the mental and psychological woes that confront us in this challenging climate. So how do we make sense of mental ill-health (mental illnesses)?
It isn’t always easy to say we’re not okay—especially as Christians.
Perhaps it’s a fear of being judged or discriminated against that’s holding us back. Or maybe we just don’t know how to respond when someone tells us that.
Do you know someone in church who is currently struggling with mental health issues? And you want to extend your support, but you just don’t know how?
In the depth of our depression or in the strongest grip of our anxiety, how can we know that Christ is enough when we feel the total opposite?
Check out our top pieces on mental and faith, and how the gospel of Jesus Christ makes a real difference.
You’re not alone.
Read young adults from all over the world share their lived experiences with mental health, especially anxiety and depression.
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If God is all-powerful, why am I trapped by anxiety?
By Yutaro Kato
YMI (which stands for Why Am I?), is a platform for Christian young people all over the world to ask questions about life and discover their true purpose. We are a community with different talents but the same desire to make sense of God’s life-changing word in our everyday lives.