Today is World Mental Health Day and the beginning of National Mental Health Week. This year in Australia, mental health organisations, experts and support services are all uniting around a simple message: “Look after your mental health, Australia.”
“It is a simple call to action for the one in five Australians affected by mental illness annually, and for the many more impacted by the current COVID-19 pandemic, and the increased uncertainty and anxiety that has ensued over the last six months,” says Mental Health Australia.
Caring for my daughter who does not want to live
Sharing the journey with people who can’t put on the ‘Sunday face’
What one church member can do to prevent someone taking their life
One in five Australians are affected by mental illness annually, yet many don’t seek help because of stigma. In Christian circles, the stigma can be exacerbated by a false belief that Christians don’t face these same battles, or that those who do are somehow spiritually deficient.
Here at Eternity, we know Christians face mental health challenges just like non-Christians do, and we regularly publish articles on the subject. We also know that a believer’s faith in God can play a huge role in their journey towards wholeness – a journey that often also includes seeking professional medical help and other support.
Here is five our best from the last year.
If you are experiencing mental health challenges or supporting someone who is, check out this comprehensive list of services, resources and support options from Mental Health Australia.
Need help now? Call 000 in Australia.