Another ‘World Mental Health Awareness Day’ passing by.
With a staggering statistics of the burden of mental and behavioral disorders ranging from 9.5 to 102 per 1000 population in India, the risk is real, the cry is real. According to WHO, approximately one million people commit suicide each year worldwide, that is about one death every 40 seconds or 3,000 per day. For each individual who takes his/her own life, at least 20 attempt to do so. Suicide has a global mortality rate of 16 per 100,000 people. Now, that is disturbing.
It’s time to get the stigma out and speak out as it is really hell to suffer in silence.
To all those who wake up and do not wanna get out of bed,
Continue reading “Mental day. Mental post.”
It just breaks my heart when I read about yet another Pastor who committed suicide, yet another Christian fighting a secret battle of depression, yet another brother/sister struggling to hide the pain instead of seeking the help they very much need. All this is because of the taboo that it is ‘unchristian’ to feel discouraged, depression or fight temptations. All this because the Church ceased to address the “real”.
p style=”text-align:left;”>Where did this taboo come from? Where is it mentioned that you have to put on a mask of joy and happiness whenever you come to church? How is it ‘unchristian’ to be real? Why does our churches encourage people to hide what they feel?
Continue reading “Because the Church doesn’t want to be “real””