- Mental Health
Just Because You Believe in God, does not mean he will cure you of mental illness, or that you are unworthy!
Sometimes Medication Is Necessary No Matter What People Tell You
How many times, have well meaning friends of mine, who are Bible belivers and wonderful, helpful, supportive Christians, say to me, "If you just pray more, and trust God..."
Let me say, once again, and for the first time on Hubpages:
Mental Illness is a Physical ILLNESS, of the brain. It is a physical lack of serotonin or dopamine brain chemicals which affect our mood and our mind.
You would not tell someone with cancer to stop taking their treatment, expecting God to cure them? No, God does not cure EVERYONE , ALL the Time. But yes, I'm sure He does sometimes.
Point is, God can be an incredible part of our cure, an incredible part of hope, being uplifted, and actual grace pouring from Heaven. Yes, praying and reading the Bible, and trusting God are key in any struggle, but it WILL NOT cure you.
Sick people need medicine.
This is why, I take my medication, and WHY, when I feel horrible, depressed, anxious, desperately desperate in whichever way, I DO NOT RELY ON PRAYER ONLY. I MUST help myself in order to get the help I need. (God leads me to this.) So, for those who believe that prayer alone will cure, it is not so. Just so you know.
We as humans, we are not islands. We need alot of people to keep us happy...most of us...we need family, friends, social workers, etc. The more support the better, AA meetings, divorce meetings, therapy, etc.
God helps those who help themselves. Whatever our issues/problems are, be it relationship, sick family, mental illness, physical illness, we need to take responsibility, believe in ourselves, and work on a solution. God will help us, but we need to help ourselves too.
So, if you have depression, or anxiety, and people are telling you to "just get over it", know that you can, but it may take prayer and medicine.