How Do Christians Approach Bipolar Disorder?
While there are Christian approaches to treating and managing every mental illness, some pose more difficulties and face more misunderstandings than others. For example, though depression may still face stigma and poor understanding of the condition, mental illnesses like bipolar disorder offer less stability and receive even less understanding. Nonetheless, there are many Christian resources for both treatment and support available for those in need.
Dr. Todd W. Hall, Ph.D. has discussed his Christian perspective on bipolar disorder and its treatment, which offers an interesting and functional guideline for how the condition can be contextualized, understood, and addressed within the religious community. If you have been diagnosed with or believe you may suffer from bipolar disorder, Hall’s text should offer a useful resource for getting started down the path to recovery.