Why do we embrace, even weep with those who have diseases such as cancer, but shun those who have a physical disease labeled “Mental Illness”? It is time to advocate for these who are often unable to advocate for themselves. If you call yourself a “Christian” but look the other way at those with mental illness (BTW, that’s known as “shunning”) maybe it’s time you rethink who you think you are…let’s advocate more for those who have this disease, and it is a disease!
Bethlem Royal Hospital, also known as St Mary Bethlehem, Bethlehem Hospital and Bedlam, is a psychiatric hospital in London. Its famous history has inspired several horror books, films and TV series, most notably Bedlam, a 1946 film with Boris Karloff. It has moved three times from its original location, and is Europe’s first and oldest institution to specialise in mental illnesses. (from here)
thewayonlineis dealing with a severe family crisis. So she is doing what good people do when they have an awful problem. They try to squeeze a bit of lemonade out of their awful problem.
What is ‘s awful problem? Her son is sick with a mental disorder we call Schizophrenia. How is trying to make lemonade? She is sharing what she is learning from the experience. Here is her latest post: Mental Health Probation : A Positive Solution To Decriminalize The Mentally Ill &…
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