I continue to find it ever increasingly amazing how the word defines Mental Health compared to the biblical applications of how God has ordained His perfect peace for our lives. By definition this is how it is identified. As people of God when will we learn?
THE WORLD’S VIEW…
What Is Mental Health?
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.
Over the course of your life, if you experience mental health problems, your thinking, mood, and behavior could be affected. Many factors contribute to mental health problems, including:
- Biological factors, such as genes or brain chemistry
- Life experiences, such as trauma or abuse
- Family history of mental health problems
Some of the other descriptions listed for mental health disorders or mental illness can be categorize as such definitions as these as well:
Mental Health Disorder
Also called: mental illness
A mental health disorder characterized by persistently depressed mood or loss of interest in activities, causing significant impairment in daily life.
A mental health disorder characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities
A disorder associated with episodes of mood swings ranging from depressive lows to manic highs.
A group of thinking and social symptoms that interferes with daily functioning.
A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.
A disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave clearly.
Excessive thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
A serious developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact.
A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event.
And the one not listed here is called “Dissociative Identity Disorder” formerly identified as “Multiple Personality Disorder” and is characterized by this short definition:
Dissociative identity disorder, formerly referred to as multiple personality disorder, is a condition wherein a person’s identity is fragmented into two or more distinct personality states. People with this rare condition are often victims of severe abuse.
Interesting enough many who have battled this have been able to endure such horrendous hardships but not without multiple complications of other mental health issues like severe anxiety, depression, and isolation. Now being labeled with being BiPolar, Manic-Depressive, or other neurotic health conditions.
So sad that what is labeled among many is a multitude of blatant lies from the pits of hell. so where does the “TRUTH” come from? Where does all the real serious realty lie therein? So here is what I can share from my personal experiences in nearly three decades of being on psychiatric medications that included the following list over the many years: Lithium, Wellbutrin, Effexor, Zoloft, Klonopin, Celexa, Depakote, Lamictal, Lorazepam, Haldol. That’s only what I can remember at this point, there were others and you know why? Because when one of them leveled off or it no longer was effective another had to be administered, then another and another…
Seriously, what in the is going on out here that this medical system feels they have the right to just pass off medications as it were candy? Worse yet what is wrong with human beings that just want to take short cuts in trying to be well in a chaotic world? The problem is it does take work and great endurance to be well and that’s not always the price many are will to risk or pay, after all it is easier to pop a pill than to work on changing the way we think.
February 18, 2016 I made the decision to start this transition in coming off medications because of so much instability in my life. I was growing very tired of not being well or just plain being able to focus. FEAR was running deep and controlling my life, anxiety was so intense that there were times it was becoming physiological and I felt my being was turning inside out. I battled with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) from childhood and did not really come out of that until nearly four years ago. I was labeled BiPolar, had severe anxiety issues and depression was unbelievably dark. I hated it all, I felt like I was dying a very slow and agonizing death. Separation from people was a must, after all who wanted to be around such people with issues like this, you couldn’t remain happy, always had a demeanor of such intensity people couldn’t deal with, of course it was much better to be alone. But now…in this state of being isolated and alone can wreak its own demons, literally. You start to hear voices calling your name, see things peering around corners or feel someone is watching you continuously. THEN…as if that were weren’t enough the dreams and nightmares that occur. Whew!!!! I needed some serious help and it ain’t coming from no doctor anymore.
MY HEART’S CRY…Father deliver me!
I have been a believer of God for nearly 30 years and 27 of them was on medications. The first portion I was a Christian for 26 of them, but Christianity also sent me in the mental health world, never guided me into such truth as I know now and moreover many just don’t know or are aware of such depths that are in His word. There was an individual who was trying to support me was licensed within the church and was trying to assist many people who had issues. I was then encouraged to get on meds and see a doctor. Obviously they did not know the truth as they should had and was only trying to help but I never got any better only progressively worse. Folks, as I am reminded, God never tells us in His word to go see these people in the medical system. I believe they are there in and for critical situations and if people feel they need to go then do what you see fit but it’s not of Him, I can guarantee that. I have since now changed what I believe about God’s word and started digging deeper into what He says about us. We as His people should be able to walk in such a way that is free from many things but we don’t, it’s challenging and hard out here but WE CAN CHANGE IF WE SO CHOOSE TO. And honestly whether you believe it or not HE IS THE ONLY ANSWER to this mess. He is the ONLY One who can pull you out and still have a sound mind. I started to study Hebrew, the very foundational message of His word. There were trials and many errors along this way as well. People who can abuse and misuse you in multiple ways come and go through many congregations and it’s up to you to know the truth about what is happening to you be it the medical system or that outside of it. You better know what is right and wrong, what’s good for you and what’s not. If you don’t know then you can definitely get pulled in by many of them.
The start of the journey…
It began by identifying the TRUTHS from the LIES; there are many of them. The medical system says you’ll have to be on these meds the rest of your life and if you come off of them you’ll have permanent brain damage aside of being completely dependent on them. Hmm…first lie I found not to be true in many ways; scientifically, psychically, and most of all SPIRITUALLY! The deep work has to begin within our own thought life and that’s truly where the battle has begun to start with anyways! HIS WORD IS IMPERATIVE to unlocking, unblocking, unraveling every lie the enemy puts in our heats and minds. It’s real and alive and now after what I have experienced I can never allow anyone to tell me differently. The Heavenly Father of us all speaks greater truths than we will ever know.
- Psalm 118:17 I shall not die, but live…When I was in such distress I wanted to die and even tried a few times to end it but thank You Father you had greater plans.
Suicide rates are extremely high among those who battle in the mental health world along with others like war Vets, abuse victims, incest or others. This is no laughing matter but very sad for someone who feels so destitute to take their own life, I too was there and was very serious that when I was going to finally really do it, I was going to make sure I was very dead.
ANXIETY…We truly have to change they way we think about things internally because when anxiety hits it will take you out of the here and now and into other places of times and dimensions that can be very difficult to get back from. in realty the definition of anxiety is this…“FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN” People can label anxiety many things and give it a world of definitions but unless you’ve experience it first hand being full-blown it is very surreal and extremely difficult to get back into a perspective of your right mindset. There is a ton of scripture based on fear and it’s said to be at least 365 of them. You think Go knew what He was talking about or that He knew what many would be facing…YES indeed He does. Some of them I held very close and pulled me out of my darkest days BECAUSE I believed what He said and does say according to His word. If what I tried in the world didn’t work I needed SOMETHING else to hold on to that would give me hope! In the bible it says we are commanded not to fear…Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. To know that it is a commandment from Him started to make me think. And if fear doesn’t come from Him…2 Timothy 1:7 for God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. So if He didn’t give this to me where did it come from? How did it happen? In the world, the enemy, it came through the hard things I went through like trauma, lies, abuse. In the church it came through wrong teachings, lack of understanding and much more. the only ones we can really blame is ourselves for not knowing and searching for more truth.
So when will decide enough is enough? When will we decide that I want to believe more truth than lies? When will will as believers begin to raise a higher standard for His word to live and move and have our ways in Him? People often look for their identity in many things and people but our true identity is in the living Elohim (God) our creator who has given us life. When people discover they finally have a diagnosis what they feel has been wrong with them for so many years they now want to own it; it’s mine. Folks do yourself a favor and never want to own a diagnosis that was given to you by the medical system and this is why, it can form and shape you into believing something that isn’t true. What I’ve shared is very general due to time and space and I am always willing to listen to someone if they are willing to hear the truth, if not I sincerely can’t waste my time. It’s too short out here and the government will one day control everything we do. If you want them to control your meds then hold on one day they will and then you won’t know what you’re getting because you’ll be so dependent on them you’ll need them to survive. Learn to live outside of FEAR and control and live in the fullness of what the Father has for you to prosper in all that you set your hands to do Deuteronomy 30:9.
Please know I in know why minimize the pain and agony that people go through while they are trying to transition. It’s extremely difficult, I know that first hand but be encouraged IT IS VERY POSSIBLE to live outside of the Psych world med free!
Quote by F.F. Bosworth: “Some people wonder why they can’t have faith for healing. The feed their body three hot meals a day, and their spirit one cold snack a week”.
A spiritual life is a dedicated one, 24/7 to be exact. You get out what you put in. God is ALWAYS FAITHFUL to do what He says He will do. We as His people aren’t always so faithful, we want things when we want them and we often want them right now, Get into His word, speak it, quote it, hold fast to your heart and it will deliver and set you free to greater heights to dwell with him. It’s very real, He’s tangible and close, choose this day who you will serve and get understanding. (Joshua 24:15, Proverbs 4:7)
Shalom to all of you…