Christian Aftercare Programs Meet Critical Mental Health Need

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Pandemic restrictions may be loosening in the United States – here’s a breakdown of regulations by state – but experts warn the mental health crisis is far from over.

Before the pandemic, one in 10 people felt lonely or isolated all or most of the time – feelings associated with anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Rates in these categories skyrocketed last year and haven’t gone down since.

When properly administered, medication can help resolve some mental health issues caused by chemical imbalances. In other cases, hurting people need to address spiritual strongholds.  That’s when they can find freedom in Christ with the help of Set Free Ministries.

“We encourage [everyone who] goes through a freedom appointment to join a local church and get involved in the Body of Christ through their local church,” Set Free’s Pete Noor says.

“We try not to take the place of the local church but add to what they might offer.”

Each journey to freedom begins with Scripture, Noor says, and a process outlined by Dr. Neil Anderson. More about that here.

“We want men and women to be walking in deeper freedom because they understand what it means to be in Christ.”

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray on behalf of people struggling with mental health issues. Ask the Lord to connect these individuals with the help they need to overcome.
  • Share the hope of Christ with those who are struggling against fear, anxiety, or depression.

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