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The Do Gooders Podcast

May 10, 2021

If you struggle with mental illness, you are not alone.

In fact, 1 in 5 U.S. adults and 1 in 6 children experience mental illness each year.

Which can ripple into further issues: a higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, substance abuse, higher unemployment, high schoolers are more than twice as likely to drop out of school.

Alarmingly, the suicide rate in the U.S. has increased by 35% since 1999.

Is it different in the Church? Are Christians free from struggling with mental illness?

What happens when loving Jesus doesn't cure you of depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts?

Maybe you're told to "choose joy" or "pray more" and you beg God to take away the pain, but nothing eases the ache inside. So you just want a way out.

That's what Sarah J. Robinson had to fight through as a person of faith—someone in ministry. Now she's out with a new book, titled: "I Love Jesus, But I Want to Die: Finding Hope in the Darkness of Depression" to help you discover that mental illness doesn't disqualify you from living a rich, beautiful life in Christ. That there is hope. 

This episode discusses depression, self-harm and suicide. If you need someone to talk to when you feel overwhelmed, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 1-800-273-TALK.


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