Though I do not agree with everything on this show I love it. I appreciate the big part mental illness plays on this show. I appreciate how it is making it accessible to the masses and getting people to talk about it. Many many people die from losing their battle against mental illness every year. Finally, we are coming to the point where people are talking about it and hopefully beginning to see it in an objective light -- seeing it as a legitimate illness like cancer or heart disease.
I want to write extensively on this subject but I do not have much time presently.
I write this to ask you to consider having a discussion with Jesus in prayer about mental illness. Ask Him to help you uncover any prejudices you might have against it and those who deal with it. Ask Him, if you battle mental illness yourself, if you need to seek help. Mental illness is real but we cannot allow ourselves to be victims to it. We need to take responsibility and get the help we need if we need help. And if someone you love cannot seek help for herself then do it for her until she gets to the point where she can be responsible for help choices.
Thank you Jesus for understanding us, for understanding the human brain completely. Thank you Lord you are here with us and thank you Lord that we can seek you for answers and direction.