Author: Lund, Marcia, 1959-
Title: When your family is living with mental illness / Marcia Lund.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Augsburg Books, c2002.
Series: Difficult times series
Physical description: 60 p. ; 18 cm.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 56-59).
Summary: Mental illness is a disease like any other. Those dealing with mental illness-whether personally, in their family, or with a friend-can be confused or frustrated by a disease that is unpredictable and detrimental. With straightforward spiritual guidance, this volume is perfect for anyone affected by mental illness. Using practical suggestions for encouraging the reader to reconnect spiritually with God, this book can help sufferers resolve issues and find peace.
Subject: Mentally ill — Family relationships — Popular works.
ISBN: 0806644230 (ALK. PAPER)
Fitzpatrick, Elyse, & Hendrickson, Laura, M.D.
Will Medicine Stop the Pain? / Elyse Firapatrick & Laura Hendrickson, M.D.
Chicago IL: Moody Publishers, c2006
234 p. ; Appendices (pp. 201-234)
Twice as many women as men will experience depression sometime in their
lifetime, and episodes for women are likely to start at earlier ages, last longer,
and recur more frequently, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians
(aafp.org). Many women are given medication to treat the disease, but medication
alone does not always address the underlying emotions which trouble the mind and
spirit. Counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dr. Laura Hendrickson provide biblical guidance
on how to balance medical intervention with biblical encouragement.
Depression Mental—Religious Aspects—Christianity
Mental Health—Religious Aspects —Christianity
Christianity, Depression, Healing, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Spirituality
Author Govig, Stewart D. (Stewart Delisle), 1927-
Title Souls are made of endurance : surviving mental illness in the family / Stewart D. Govig.
Publisher Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, c1994.
Edition 1st ed.
Descrip. xvi, 111 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-107) and index.
Summary In Souls Are Made of Endurance, Stewart Govig gives a personal account of his family’s struggle with their son’s mental illness. After his son was diagnosed with schizophrenia, Govig’s family faced not only the difficulty of finding medical care and therapy but also the personal anguish and the questioning of faith and of God that often accompany such a crisis. The author’s two foundations are the Bible and personal experience. His spiritual search returns meaning to his family’s struggle and restores faith and hope. Govig provides guidance and support, and exposes the way society stigmatizes people with mental illness. This book is a powerful statement of hope that every pastor, counselor, and family dealing with mental illness needs to read.
Subject Mentally ill — Family relationships — Case studies.
Schizophrenics — Family relationships — Case studies.
Mentally ill — Family relationships — Religious aspects — Christianity.
ISBN 0664252893 (alk. paper)
Greene-McCreight, Kathryn, 1961-
Darkness is my only companion : a Christian response to mental illness / Kathryn Greene-McCreight.
Grand Rapids, MI : Brazos Press, c2006.
176 p. ; Append., Biblio (pp.163-176) 22 cm.
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 in the face of mental illness? In Darkness Is My Only Companion, Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness–bi-polar disorder.
With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and shock 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. Her voice is a comfort to those who suffer from mental illness and an invaluable resource for those who love and support them.
Mental illness–Religious aspects–Christianity.
Mentally ill–Religious life.
Biblical Counseling, bipolar, Christian, Christianity, counseling, depression, Depressions, episcopal, faith, mental illness, pastoral, religion, schizophrenia, Theology
Finding Alice : a novel / Melody Carlson.
Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, 2003.
Alice is a young woman who struggles with schizophrenia. At first, her mother’s church tries exorcising the demons out. When that didn’t work, she is taken to a horrible mental hospital where she is drugged. She escapes to the streets, and is led to a kind woman (Faye) who takes her in. Alice then finds help at the Golden House through Faye’s nephew, Simon.
Powerfully raw and brutally honest, Finding Alice is a story of individual suffering and hope, a family’s shared ordeal, and a search for true mental and spiritual healing.
Women college students–Fiction.
Christian Fiction, Christianity, college student, God, homelessness, mental illness, realistic fiction, religion, religious fiction, schizophrenia, young adult
- Personal Author:
- De Rosis, Helen.
- The book of hope : how women can overcome depression / Helen A. De Rosis and Victoria Y. Pellegrino.
- Publication info:
- New York : Macmillan, c1976.
- Physical description:
- xii, 299 p. ; 24 cm.
- A practical, down-to-earth self-help book that gives the real you a chance-starting today. Contains clear explanations, practical advice, and useful exercises to help the reader with low self-esteem.
- Subject term:
- Women–Mental health.
- Subject term:
- Depression, Mental.
- Added author:
- Pellegrino, Victoria Y.