Let’s Talk About It

After giving a sermon about the church and mental illness, a fellow congregant came up to me to talk. He told me he hadn’t known if it was actually okay to discuss this topic in our church. He had a family member with a mental illness and they were keeping it to themselves. I realized at that moment how important it is for faith leaders to actively talk about the issue of mental health. If we aren’t talking about it, people may assume they shouldn’t be either.
Dave Eckert, M.Div., CPRP