Mental health and the lies we believe

Start out the new year by evaluating your mental health. 

We smile on the outside. We talk of hope and joy. But far too often there’s a war going on inside of us. Your mind may be spinning and your heart filled with anxiety over the problems you can’t solve and the questions you can’t answer.

Let’s examine the lies we believe and the toll it takes on our mental health. Then together, we’ll discover what God says and how we can hold on to the truth. 

If you need professional help, please be brave and reach out for it. There’s a link to counseling resources below. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please go to a local emergency room or call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK.

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Did you know that one in five Americans struggle with mental health issues on a daily basis? It’s not just adults. Roughly one in six American kids have had at least one mental health crisis.

The sad part is that we can be awfully good at hiding what’s going on. You may not even realize that your friends, your neighbors, or even your kids, are struggling.

Let’s bring these struggles into the light. As we start the new year, we’re talking about mental health. More specifically, we’re going to examine the lies we believe and the toll it takes on our mental and physical well-being. Then together, we’ll discover what God says about those lies and how we can hold on to the truth.

If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, please don’t journey through this alone. When professional help is needed, please be brave and reach out for it. (And we have a list of recommended counseling centers we can point you to!) Throughout Scripture, we read about how important it is to have a community of believers who will pray with you, encourage you, and journey through this with you. Let us be your community.

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