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"Break the News!" August 13/2021

Updated: Nov 6, 2021

If you have experienced a mental illness you have a unique testimony. Why? It's your story. It's your experience. You own it. Most importantly, no one can tell your story as you can, Many suffer from immeasurable emotional and mental disorders. Four of the most talked-about mental disorders are Anxiety, Depression, Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia.

Mental illness is difficult enough, and now in addition to the difficulty of life is Co-vid. The virus has caused incalculable trauma in the lives of people, young and old. Tension is high among families, employers/employees/school administration/Teachers. The complications that come with the virus even affect our children. Children's education is being threatened, at home and in school for so many reasons.

Individuals and families are mentally and emotionally exhausted, and more stressed than ever: They crave emotional/mental/physical relief. Unconditional love, insurance of hope, are essential. In a dark room, a glimpse of the light is enlightening to the eyes to see there is a way. When mental illness strikes, life can manifest itself as a dark journey. Who's to say, your testimony may be the resource that puts a person back on track.

  • Be transparent.

  • Verbalize your story.

  • Write about your story.

  • Don't rob the world of your story/truth.

Let's become concern advocates in our family, churches, workplaces, and wherever else we may see signs of mental anguish. People aren't always going to express what is going on internally. Show some understanding even if you don't.

Quotes from "Walking in the Shadow of a Schizophrenic/Power of Forgiveness"

"In reality, no one can be the basis of another's hope" PG. 15

"You can't just magically think your way out of mental illness" (Nelson Friemer) PG.289

"Laughter is a coping mechanism." pg. 307

"In all things try some humor."

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Mental Health / Schizophrenia

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