Mental health is starting to have more of an awareness culturally than ever before and thankfully Churches are beginning to appropriately talk about the issue. In fact, from a clinical view, the integration of faith has been happening for a couple of decades with a now established bio-psycho-social-spiritual model. I would encourage Christian counselors to research and see if this aligns with your practice as well as pastors to continue to have these needed conversations of what the Church can do for the kingdom with regards to mental illness.
With this understanding of needing to be educated, the video below is a great understanding of how trauma impacts a person’s, especially a youth’s, brain. We’d love to hear your thoughts this can have not only on a person’s recovery with mental health, but also in regards to spirituality and the Church’s need to support them.