Posts Tagged ‘Rick Warren’

By On April 22nd, 2014

Rick Warren seeks to remove stigma from mental illness

Many of us know Rick Warren as the founding pastor at Saddleback church, author of “Purpose Driven Life,” and now the leader for a new initiative to help treat those with mental illness.  Working with his local Roman Catholic Diocese and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), his mission is to increase the awareness…


By On March 31st, 2014

Rick and Kay Warren Establish Mental Health Ministry

A year ago, Rick and Kay Warren’s lives were torn apart when their son Matthew died from a self-inflicted gunshot. Rick, pastor of Saddleback Church, still finds himself in tears daily. He still searches for answers, and spends his evenings journaling and trying to understand God’s purpose in allowing Matthew to suffer with mental illness…


By On July 31st, 2013

“Mental Illness Isn’t Your Identity”

“Your illness is not your identity.” Those words were spoken by Pastor Rick Warren this past weekend, when he spoke publicly at Saddleback Church for the first time since his son Matthew’s tragic suicide in April. “Your chemistry is not your character. It’s not a sin to be sick.” Matthew Warren struggled for 27 years…


By On June 18th, 2013

Southern Baptist Convention Supports Those with Mental Illness

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) meets annually and votes on various resolutions involving current issues facing its churches and congregants.  A quick Google search of the Southern Baptist Convention yields results that currently focus on the organization’s recent decision to withdraw its support of Boy Scouts of America.  The SBC recently voted on another resolution,…


By On April 23rd, 2013

How to Prevent Suicide in the Christian Family

The staff at Brookhaven Hospital extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family of Mathew Warren, son of Rick Warren. Matthew Warren met a tragic end of his life as he turned to suicide as his last resort to escape the difficulties of his life and his mental disorder. Unfortunately, there are still a lot…


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