Kay Warren Says the Church Should be ‘a Safe, Welcoming, and Compassionate Place’ for Those Suffering from Mental Illness

Saddleback Church co-founder Kay Warren speaks at the 2021 EPA Christian Media Convention on April 29, 2021. | EPA Conference/Screenshot

As the pandemic has resulted in increased anxiety and depressive disorder among Americans, Saddleback Church co-founder Kay Warren says the Church can play a unique role in caring for those with mental illness and their families no matter how “messy” situations might be.

During a message delivered Thursday at the 2021 Evangelical Press Association Christian Media Convention, Warren, who co-founded the California-based megachurch with her husband, Rick, reflected on the death of her son, Matthew. He took his own life in 2013 after a life-long battle with mental illness.

“I’ll tell you — I will miss my son every day for the rest of my life, until that glorious resurrection day when I see Jesus and see Matthew again,” she said.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett

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