TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH
One of my classmates stated she is going to speak on the topic of mental health for the course of the term for our assignments. Her topic caught my attention and I can’t wait to see how her project unfolds. There is a stigma to mental health. We usually think of someone with psychological issues when we think of mental health. That is part of it but that is just the tip of the iceberg. A person who internalizes their feelings can experience depression and social issues.
Too many people are suffering in silence. Our neighbors, colleagues and even members at our church and our social media friends may not look like they are struggling because most people don’t post about their sadness and shame.
We have become good at hiding our suffering.
In vulnerable and authentic conversations, I hear people say…everyone seems to have it all together.
So, who do you talk to?
Some people don’t talk to their family members because they are part of the problem—they don’t share what’s going with someone in their church because everyone appears to have this perfect life.
Shame wins when you remain silent about your pain because of fear and judgement.
I want to inspire the courage to share your pain with someone who has wisdom and compassion. I do not want people to suffer in silence like I did during my teens and beyond. By reaching out and getting the right kind of support you can begin to heal.
It can be scary to reach out for help. Sometimes you don’t know who to trust or who to talk to. We need to cultivate in our community of faith permission to share struggles. The scripture says in James 5:16 therefore, openly acknowledge your sins to one another, and pray for each other, so that you may be healed (Complete Jewish Bible).
My challenge is for you is to reach out to someone—Whether it’s to show your care for someone or to reach out for your own help.
Never underestimate the power of a courageous act.
I would like to invite you to the Rock Church where the power of God will meet you right at the place of your need. Come experience our dynamic worship services Sundays @ 10 am and our miracle and empowerment service @ 6pm. We are located at 9321 Edgebrook Houston, TX 77075. Not in town? No worries, you can steam in at http://www.therockwoi.com or Facebook live at Reflection of Christ Kingdom.
GATES: A special series that focuses on healthy self-love, self-value, self-care, self-nurturing, and self-empowerment. ❤️
Till our next run, may we live boldly and courageously knowing that we have the power to be the best version of ourselves! ❤️