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Darkness Is My Only Companion : A Christian Response to Mental Illness - Kathryn Greene-McCreight

Darkness Is My Only Companion

A Christian Response to Mental Illness

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Where is God in the suffering of a mentally ill person? What happens to the soul when the mind is ill? How are Christians to respond in the face of mental illness? In Darkness Is My Only Companion, Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness--bi-polar disorder.

With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and shock therapy. Greene-McCreight offers the reader everything from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and clergy. Her voice is a comfort to those who suffer from mental illness and an invaluable resource for those who love and support them.

Part I : Facing mental illness -- Darkness -- Mental illness -- Temptation to suicide -- Mania -- Darkness, again -- Hospital -- Part II : Faith and mental illness -- Feeling, memory, and personality -- Brain, mind, and soul -- Sin, suffering, and despair -- Dark night, discipline, and the hiddenness of God -- Health and prayer -- Part III : Living with mental illness -- How clergy, friends, and family can help -- Choosing therapy -- Conclusion -- Appendix I : How and why I use scripture -- Appendix II : A brief checklist of symptoms and resources.

ISBN: 9781441201119
ISBN-10: 9781441248695
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Published: 1st April 2006