We know people are struggling
Mental health is a significant issue in our community. And in our church. That's why we're partnering with Renew Church in a 4 week series called 'Jesus and Mental Health'. We believe the bible has profound wisdom for dealing with mental health, and that Jesus offers hope and healing in the midst of the messy reality of life.
About the survey
We created a short survey to help people to reflect on their experience of mental health, and to help us prepare a useful series of talks and discussion group material. Take the survey.
The following graphs show the results of the survey, as at Tuesday 22 August, after 43 submissions (you can still take the survey). Throughout the graphs you'll find some of the stories people shared about their experience of mental ill health.
Do you think Christians are less likely, just as likely, or more likely to experience mental ill health?
Is mental illness a spiritual issue?
Others from church have told me about their struggle with:
I myself have experienced:
Have you shared your struggle with anyone else at church?
Do you think Christians should seek professional help for dealing with mental ill health?
If yes, do you think it's important to find a professional who is also a Christian?
Have you ever seen your GP, a psychologist or counsellor regarding your mental health?
Has your experience with mental ill health (whether experienced by yourself or others close to you) ever caused you to question your faith in God?