I was reading an article about a lady whose friend committed suicide. After her friend’s death, it was determined that she had a mental illness but was afraid to let others know. Society has made it taboo for anyone to come forth to ask for help when suffering a mental illness and millions of people are suffering silently as a result.
We make jokes about being bipolar, schizo, and acting retarded but to many, these issues are not laughing matters at all. People are depressed, confused, saddened, and overwhelmed and have no outlet to confess their feelings without being ridiculed or mocked. As a deliverance worker, I have been taught by Holy Spirit and seasoned and experienced teachers how to discern the symptoms or manifestations but not many people are willing to admit to their mental struggles and they don’t want others to know what their dealing with.
Life is imperfect. From the time you wake up til the time you go to bed, you are going to face all sorts of craziness that you have to cope with. And when your mind is already embattled and weakened by the lies of the enemy, it’s hard to rebound on your own. I sympathize with this lady for the loss of her friend, but how many more will depart this life before their time because they had no one to pick them up in the spirit?
People will be quick to tell you to just pray, but let me tell you, when your mind is messed up, sometimes you don’t even have the mind to pray, you just want relief. Get the help you need and don’t be ashamed because WE ALL HAVE ISSUES whether we choose to admit them or not.