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Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness

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Darkness Is My Only Companion: A Christian Response to Mental Illness

By  Kathryn Greene-McCreight , Foreword by  Justin Welby
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Where is God in the suffering of a mentally ill person? What happens to the soul when the mind is ill? How are Christians to respond to mental illness? In this brave and compassionate book, theologian and priest Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness--bipolar disorder. With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and electroconvulsive therapy. Greene-McCreight offers the reader everything from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and clergy.

The first edition has been recognized as one of the finest books on the subject. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates updated research and adds anecdotal and pastoral commentary. It also includes a new foreword by the current Archbishop of Canterbury and a new afterword by the author.

Kathryn Greene-McCreight (PhD, Yale University) is associate chaplain at The Episcopal Church at Yale, priest affiliate at Christ Church in New Haven, Connecticut, and a theological writer. She also serves on the board of the Elm City Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and on the Patient and Family Advisory Council of Yale-New Haven Psychiatric Hospital.

ISBN: 9781587433726

ISBN-10: 9781587433726

Publisher: Brazos Press

Publication Date: 07/21/2015 - 12:00am

On Sale: 07/21/2015 - 12:00am

Pages: 240

Language: English

Categories

Christian Living - Death, Grief, Bereavement

Psychopathology - General

Spirituality