I had a college friend who was a classic geek and he was very famous. Despite of his poor communication skills and sarcasm behaviors towards other students, his personal hygiene was wanting. He used to face difficulties and rough times because of his behavior towards others. We however we noticed that our fellow college mate was suffering from a mental disorder
His episodes did care whether he is in a crowd or social gatherings. There are times he would walk in an event and disrupt the peace and joyous moments taking place. People suffering from Schizophrenia are a challenge to interact and understand, and these leaves a dilemma in the community on how such individuals manage their life. You at times have to try hard and calm them down, and this was our role with my friend in college. Through trying an patient, we used to protect him masses of people who seemed not to understand the reason behind his
Most people will not understand the long-term mental disorder behaviors and may harm the suffering individuals in their defense. People with upright thoughts may have different versions of interpreting the behavior of the mentally ill patients. Being not aware of the suffering and challenges our friend was going through due to his mental condition was an excuse given by many. But being a Christian college, it is conduct that was hard to understand, why one should be despised openly.
Being a condition of a mental disorder such individuals face rough time in their daily life due to the manner in which they are treated in the community. It is a task that every individual including the church, to take charge in caring for the mentally ailing patients. We have to let go of the malicious believes in our society and support these individuals through treatment and recovery process. God heals, and we pray and believe, however, we need to let these individuals take the proper therapy required to improve their condition
At times one may wonder, if the treatment prescribed for mental illnesses is dissimilar to physical treatments, and what is the connection with Christian faith. The dilemma remains, what is the difference between chemotherapy and antidepressants and their connection to Christian faith. Dividing the mind and the body may not assist us in building a conducive environment for our loved ones. Mental disorder is a spiritual matter, and it demands spiritual solutions. We however, need to be real when dealing with the patients who are
experiencing mental disorders.
The change that our brothers and sister are taking is exciting. In the church today, counseling and medication and CBD oil are recommended for mental illness. The step shows commitment and passion towards the Schizophrenia patients in our society.