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MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, CHRISTIAN SOLUTIONS: Living One's Life with a Christian Perspective (4 Programs)
Faith can become an integral part of treatment for those who are struggling with overwhelming emotional and spiritual burdens. Each of these four 21-minute programs discusses how some people have faced their fears and conquered a broad range of debilitating conditions through their faith in God. This unique series gives guidance on how to approach life's challenges, the tools needed to deal with them and how to overcome and start living a life of confidence. These programs should be part of library resources as well as peer and family support groups, mental health and social service agencies and media resource centers.
Some experts estimate that more than 10% suffer from mild to severe depression. In this program, a Methodist minister and a Lutheran campus pastor tell of their own bouts with the disease, while a medical doctor relates how his oldest son ultimately committed suicide after suffering from severe depression. Whether dealing with depression or with anxiety, this program provides spiritual guidance to help those suffering develop the skills to cope through sound spiritual insight. A psychiatrist also shares some of the promising treatments available.
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STRUGGLING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
Millions of people struggle with mental illness and against the stigma brought upon them. For the great majority of families watching their loved ones suffer and often suffering themselves, the struggle can be endless. Mental illness can take many forms and is often difficult for family and friends to understand. Faith has become an integral part of treatment for those who are struggling with overwhelming emotional and spiritual burdens. It is through their Christian faith that many have learned that they can still live happy and fulfilling lives.
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ANXIETY AND PHOBIAS: Faith based Solutions
Anxiety is more than a simple case of nerves. It can manifest itself in severe panic attacks that lead to fearful avoidance of certain places or situations. These phobias can be as crippling as serious physical illness. This program provides spiritual guidance and an approach to help overcome these issues and the knowledge that help is always available from trained professionals and from a caring God.
OVERCOMING ANXIETIES AND PHOBIAS: How to Conquer and Start Living a Life of Confidence
Many of us struggle with anxiety. Among the disorder's most common forms is social phobia, a persistent fear of scrutiny and evaluation by others. Do you feel nausea and paranoia stepping outside of your home? Or driving in your car? Or getting on a plane? Millions of people have these fears, but some face them with extreme anxiety and disbelief. This program discusses how some people have faced their fears and conquered a broad range of disabling conditions through faith in God along with the strategies to overcome them and start living a life of confidence.