Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Challenges, Church, Family, Stigma, Support
Christianity | Practical Theology
Blackmon, Phyllis, "Addressing Family Challenges Associated with Mental Illness" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 982.
Mental illness in a family can be very destructive and the church must endeavor to meet the needs of these families. The stigma associated with mental illness hinders most people from sharing their struggles and needs. Often those who suffer with a mental illness are not embraced by the church. The project will include a survey of church leaders, members, and affected families. Acquired information will provide an understanding of the problems families face and what leaders will need to be of assistance. The goal is to support these families in functioning better in the church and in society. Information from the Internet, books, magazines, and scripture will also be included. The project will seek to inspire church leaders and members to be understanding of the challenges facing these families.