Book Recommendations


Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness by Kathryn Greene-McCreight


Burnout: Resting in God’s Fairness by Brad Hambrick


Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning by Rebekah Lyons


The Happy Christian: Ten Ways to Be a Joyful Believer in a Gloomy World by David Murray


God’s Battle Plan for the Mind: The Puritan Practice of Biblical Meditation by David W. Saxton


Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission by Amy Simpson


Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness by Matthew S. Stanford

Article Links

Questions and Answers about Mental Illness » Amy Simpson

An Exercise in Identifying the Cause of Mental Illness | Brad Hambrick

Asking Good Questions about Mental Illness | Brad Hambrick (Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV)

Can what you eat affect your mental health? New research links diet and the mind. – The Washington Post

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Let’s Talk About Mental Illness

Rebuilding Life in the Aftermath of Grief « Commentary Magazine

Mental Illness, Psychiatric Drugs, and Counseling Education | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

The mental illness taboo is a problem for all of us

NIMH · Scan Predicts Whether Therapy or Meds Will Best Lift Depression

Mental Illness: One Simple Way to Help | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

How do controversial revisions in psychiatry’s guidebook make you feel? – Philly.com

Live video conversation on mental illness

Schizophrenia: The Broken Mind

The Role of Language in the Stigma of Mental Illness | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

The Mind, Body, and Medications

Hashtags Won’t Heal Us | Her.meneutics | Christianitytoday.com

Brain Malfunction versus Mental Illness | Counseling One Another

Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness | Video on TED.com

Ed Stetzer – Mental Illness & Medication vs. Spiritual Struggles & Biblical Counseling

BCC Weekend Resource: Towards a Christian Perspective on Mental Illness | Biblical Counseling Coalition Blogs

5 steps toward restoration ‹ Christian Mental Health and Mental Illness

thankful house: What Shall We Then Do?

Mental Health Training Seminars – Mental Health Grace Alliance

11 Historical Geniuses and Their Possible Mental Disorders – Mental Floss

HealthiNation Video – U.S. News & World Report

Health Buzz: Experts Release Draft of Mental-Health Guide – US News and World Report

Managing Anxiety and Making Friends | Her.meneutics | Christianitytoday.com

Thursday is for Thinkers: How to Love a Loved One with Mental Illness

God’s Nouthetic Confrontation of Uncaring Shepherds

Faith and the Church

Mental Illness and the Church: New Research on Mental Health from LifeWay Research | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

The Church and Mental Illness | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

More Pastors Embrace Talk of Mental Ills – NYTimes.com

Mental Illness and the Christian: Scripture and Science | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

Mental Illness; The Church: An Interview with Amy Simpson

Ed Stetzer is dead-on about mental illness and Christians…now what? | Church4EveryChild

Article: Towards a Christian Perspective on Mental Illness | Brad Hambrick

Mental Illness and the Christian: Scripture and Science | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

A Prayer for Mental Health | thinking worship

Christian Reflections on Mental Illness – The Gospel Coalition Blog

Can Churches Separate Mental Illness and Shame? | Christianity Today

Is Mental Illness Actually Biblical?

Guest Post: The Gospel and Mental Illness – Kevin DeYoung

Pastors and Mental Health

10 Tips on Embracing People with Mental Illness in the Church

How do Christians view mental illness?

Mental Illness: A Cause in Need of a Church Movement ‹ Christian Mental Health and Mental Illness

Can you pray your mental illness away? Seems many Christians think so | Musings of a Christian Psychologist

10 Ways Mental Illness Is Stigmatized in the Church » Amy Simpson

Through a Glass, Darkly–the Article that Started It All » Amy Simpson (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Are Seminaries Failing? ‹ Christian Mental Health and Mental Illness

How has faith shaped our view of mental illness?

Christian Blogs | Scripture Zealot blog

A Call to the Church…Guest Blogger Amy Simpson | Church4EveryChild

Can Faith in God Help Alleviate Depression?

A Conversation about Mental Health and Faith » Amy Simpson

Does your church inadvertently hurt people with mental illness? Guest blogger Amy Simpson | Church4EveryChild

Today’s Christian Woman Blog: Mental Illness and the Church: A Q&A with Amy Simpson

Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission » Amy Simpson

Bipolar Disorder, Biblical Counseling, and Sin | Southern Reformation

Equipping the Church for Mental Health Difficulties and Disorders ‹ Christian Mental Health and Mental Illness

Ed Stetzer on Mental Illness: ‘Christians Should Not Be Afraid of Medicine’

A Biblical Response to Mental Illness and Suicide: What Should We Conclude… – Biblical Counseling Institute

Church Response to Families Impacted by Depression ‹ Christian Mental Health and Mental Illness

Christians Can’t Ignore the Uncomfortable Reality of Mental Illness | Her.meneutics | Christianitytoday.com

Mental Illness: What is the Church’s Role? by Amy Simpson

Serving People with Mental Illness – Pure Church by Thabiti Anyabwile

Mental Illness and the Church

Making The Church A Safe Place For Mental Illness

In the News

Charles Krauthammer: The real Navy Yard scandal – The Washington Post

Linking Gun Control to Mental Health Misguided, Ineffective | Acton Institute

Review & Outlook: Hard Newtown Questions – WSJ.com

David Kopel: Guns, Mental Illness and Newtown – WSJ.com

I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother

Rick and Kay Warren speak to Saddleback | Denny Burk

Kay Warren: A Year of Grieving Dangerously | Christianity Today

Baylor study: Seminary grads unprepared for mental health counseling – WacoTrib.com: Higher Education

Do you know what happened to the girl in this iconic Pulitzer prize winning photo from the Vietnam War? | Perdana Global Peace Foundation

Mentally ill teen falls through gaps | TheSpec.com