In Ministering to Problem People in Your Church: What to Do With Well-Intentioned Dragons, Marshall Shelley writes, “According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than 25 percent of Americans ages 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year.” --Jim L. Wilson
Ministering to Problem People in Your Church: What to Do With Well-Intentioned Dragons by Marshall Shelley , p. 94
Understanding the scope of the number of people who suffer from mental illness and peeling back the stigma of depression, anxiety, suicidal tendencies is the first step toward ministering to people who represent 25% of the America population.
Psalm 34:17-20 (HCSB) The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears, and delivers them from all their troubles. (18) The LORD is near the brokenhearted; He saves those crushed in spirit. (19) Many adversities come to the one who is righteous, but the LORD delivers him from them all. (20) He protects all his bones; not one of them is broken.