The Bible and Mental Health

Mental Health Awareness Week (18–24 May) aims to get us talking about our mental health and encourages us to support one another. In these difficult times, Michael Pfundner has been considering what the Bible says about mental health.

The Bible and Mental Health: Anxiety

The Bible and Mental Health: Anxiety

Few things affect people’s mental health as badly as anxiety. Though it may show in more ways than one, anxiety is essentially about losing control. Jesus knew this.

The Bible and Mental Health: Mindfulness

The Bible and Mental Health: Mindfulness

The message and imagery are so compelling, it is easy to miss the fact that Jesus is encouraging his listeners to observe nature. 

The Bible and Mental Health: Separation

The Bible and Mental Health: Separation

God did not create us as loners. Ask anyone going through homesickness, bereavement or lover’s grief. The Bible records a moving incident in the mission of the apostle Paul as he says a final farewell to the leaders of the church in Ephesus...

The Bible and Mental Health: Burnout

The Bible and Mental Health: Burnout

If you’ve ever worked out on a resistance machine, you’ll know the feeling of doing fine for a number of repeats before the weights seem to be getting heavier and heavier, until suddenly you can’t carry on.

The Bible and Mental Health: Clinging to God

The Bible and Mental Health: Clinging to God

Darkness is my only companion. Psalm 88.18 (GNB) Old Testament psalms that start off with conflict or lament usually end on a note of hope or even triumph. Psalm 88 breaks the mould; there’s no silver lining.

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