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Christianity & mental health

Mental health problems are real, and therefore a real pastoral matter. And also deeply complex!

So, as a Christian but not an expert, how can I care well for people?

I have three main ideas in mind when it comes to Christian care. I hope they are helpful. I need to know if they’re wrong. So please comment-criticise-correct-reinforce. Your understanding will help me keep learning.

  1. The Christian message makes sense of a world where mental health problems are real
  2. Christian teaching and beliefs can directly help some cases of mental illness
  3. Christian teaching shows us that no mental health problem is ultimate