If you are wrestling with grief following suicide, or if you have people in your life affected by Christian suicide, I want you to know that there is a Lutheran book you can read for free online: I Will Grieve for the Suicide: Gospel Comfort for Loved Ones Left Behind by Rev. Peter Preus.
Tag Archives: mental illness
Hmmm . . . congregational or synodical resources on wellness. I’VE GOT THIS!
Another idea to share: this one on invisible struggles and theological considerations. Now, usually I’d sit on this one, because it has real appeal for me. Sadly, I’m just not writing. I need to focus on our kids—and the current lung plague sweeping through our house. People with invisible struggles are particularly likely to be overlooked and treated overly simply, even though the Church is particularly equipped to speak in love and understanding.
I’m excited about a new book: Of Good Comfort: Martin Luther’s Letters to the Depressed and their Significance for Pastoral Care Today. Martin Luther on Depression! I personally don’t know much about Stephen Pietsch, but what a great idea for a timely book.
Today’s piece is shaped by a recent Washington Post article offering a psychiatrist’s perspective as one who, on occasion, has needed to differentiate between mental illness and supernatural phenomena, such as demonic possession and its milder form oppression to the point of church exorcism.