Thursday, November 13, 2014

Fighting Mental Illness, Five quick ways

 




 1. Don't be ignorant! Be in the know about what mental illness is.
Please stop with the phrases like, loon, nut house, crazies, fruits, nutcase, etc. And realize that the rank and file of the media  (I am not talking about good documentaries),often use these phrases and their movies hardly ever get it right. It is easy to pick on the mentally ill because of their trouble with mind and mood makes it hard for them to defend themselves.  These are the worse diseases known to mankind. 

 
 Perhaps you would like to come out of the closet and admit to friends and workers that you have depression, bipolar disorder,etc. If you would like one of our CAMI (Christians Afflicted with Mental Illness) bracelets just go to our website. The charge is $1.00 per bracelet plus $1.00 shipping.  If you would like to order more, it is the same price but the shipping is still reasonable. For bulk orders shipping would be $4.00.
 All proceeds go into the general fund of Heartfelt Counseling Ministries. You can go to our website and use our pay pal.  All you have to do is click on the donation link and follow the prompts: http://www.heartfeltmin.org/#!donations/c1mb0


 2.. Start a CAMI mental illness support group.  We have written the material for how to start one and material for each lesson. We have groups in Boca Raton, FL, Grand Rapids, MI and in Lantana, Florida. If you go to our contact us page and leave your name and number or your email, I can talk with you about how to do it. We can train you!  We also offer online support groups using Skype: http://www.heartfeltmin.org/#!contact/cito


 












3. Read our book, Broken Minds Hope for Healing When You Feel Like You're Losing It. We will give you a signed copy for $15.00.  Shipping would be $3.00,  Amazon.com and Kregel Publications offer a Kindle edition.                                       http://www.heartfeltmin.org/#!donations/c1mb 



 










4Pray for the mentally ill and their caregivers. Pray that there would be medical discoveries which will help better treat these horrendous diseases.  If you have mental illness, keep praying. You may not feel like it and you may feel guilty and negative; but if you know Christ, you can go through Him to the Father with boldness and confidence.       I remember being so depressed with my concentration GONE, my hope almost lost and I was able only to pray from a prayer list. I kept the same prayer list and prayed through it every day. I could get some comfort from Scripture, but the Bible which I devoured daily up to that point was too difficult to read. So, I would write verses on a 3 X 5 card and try to meditate on one or two verses each day. God was with me, but I couldn't feel Him. Never doubt in the dark what you know to be true in the light: 
http://www.heartfeltmin.org/#!contact/cito


Here are some Scriptures on praying. Ephesians 3:12.. "In whom we have boldness and
confident access through faith in Him: Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand ; and we exult in hope of the glory of God" (Romans 5:1-3 NASB).

If you wish us to pray for you or a family member who has mental illness please go to our website and click on the Contact Us form (see above). You can also email us at camimovement@yahoo.com and we will pray for you confidentiality.