For many years, mental health issues have been taboo in churches. Those who do not understand are quick to say that it is a demon, a lack of faith, or a plea for attention among many other accusations. Few care to take the time to understand let alone try to offer a refuge for those who are struggling.
One of the bloggers I follow has had her world turned upside down as her son was diagnosed within the last year. God is expanding her influence and territory as a voice for those who struggle with mental illness. I encourage you to check out her website at healthymindministry.com. May it deepen your understanding and desire to provide support.