Should Christians Take Medication for Mental Illness?

February 25th, 2014 Posted by Stories of Hope 3 thoughts on “Should Christians Take Medication for Mental Illness?”

Monday, February 24, 2014 Written by Perry Noble, the pastor of NewSpring Church of South Carolina.

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NO!!!

That’s what I used to think!

I remember the very first time I ever had to deal with someone who told me they were struggling with anxiety and depression.  I did not understand and could not relate—so, I told them what I thought was the typical “Christian” answer to all problems…they should pray more, read their Bible more and memorize more Scripture.

Instead of lessening the load I was unintentionally adding to it.

The person mentioned their doctor had told them about going on a certain type of anti-depressant to help out with their struggle, and so they asked my opinion.

In a completely illiterate and uneducated manner I told them that people with “weak faith” are the ones that needed such meds, that godly people did not struggle with feelings of anxiety and depression and that taking such medication would essentially be screaming to God, “I don’t trust you.”

I honestly felt that way then…

I don’t feel that way anymore!

In 2008 I entered into the darkest time of my entire life that lasted for around three years.

It was brutal.

I even gave suicide serious consideration.

However, through a series of situations in my life that needed to be changed, along with some intense and excellent Biblical counseling I was able to come through the storm that had dominated me for so long.

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3 thoughts on “Should Christians Take Medication for Mental Illness?”

taesha says:

Yes he made a good chose to take the medication he needed to help him with with his mental health problem

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Scott says:

Thanks for sharing this. I need to check this church out. Finally a pastor that thinks and preaches transparently.

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