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An Open Letter To My Former Church About Mental Illness

May 31, 2014 Becky Oberg

Sometimes houses of worship are not the sanctuaries we need them to be. Many people of faith believe that mental illness is a spiritual problem, which hurts everyone involved. More Than Borderline's, Becky Oberg, endured two exorcisms at the hands of a charismatic non-denominational church, eventually leaving when she realized they would not accept her mental illness or her.

What I Want my Former Church to Know About Mental Illness

People of faith may believe mental illness is a spiritual problem, which hurts everyone involved. Here's what a church should know about mental illness.Have you experienced similar treatment at the hands of your church or religious institution? If so, Becky's post may help you find your own words to tell your story. Telling your story can be therapeutic and it may even make other people think.

APA Reference
Oberg, B. (2014, May 31). An Open Letter To My Former Church About Mental Illness, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2021, April 18 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/borderline/2014/05/an-open-letter-to-my-former-church



Author: Becky Oberg

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