By Adam Walker Cleaveland
Re-blogged from Presbyterians Today.
“One in four Americans experience mental illness in a given year. I know that in a personal way. It has been a tremendous struggle for me, and while I’m in therapy with a great therapist and have a great support system, it’s not easy.
As a pastor, all it took for me to get a positive response was to mention a few specific things in prayers and write about my own experience. I can only imagine what the response would have been if I had preached an entire sermon about mental illness and shared, there in that sacred gathering space, my own journey with OCD.”