Rick Warren Calls Church to Mental Health Ministry
Saddleback Church pastor Rick Warren is starting a new mental health ministry following the suicide of his son Matthew, who at age 27 shot himself in April after years of struggling with severe depression.
Warren will team up with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange and the National Alliance on Mental Illness to raise awareness and remove the misunderstandings against mental illnesses within the faith community. On March 28, the three groups will host The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church, a daylong event at Saddleback that will cover a wide range of mental health issues, from bipolar disorder to eating disorders. Warren hopes the conference will educate family members of people living with mental illness, encourage those who are struggling, and motivate other churches to create similar mental health ministries....
this is quite troublesome at so many levels. this is not Christianity, but many are so desperate they will believe it. wonder if it has occurred to them that before having long "feel good" sessions, they get the heavy metals and plastics out of their bodies? restore the flora to their gut? why is everything chemical and feeling based? ya, I forgot, because we are all darwinists now. bring on the statism, the collective opinions on mental health, to what end? a nation who's children are steeped in mental health disorders, going down the same path, when is this society going to wake up? adjustments need to be made according the Holy Bible.