Troubled Families: Support for Loved Ones Affected by Mental Illness | The 2014 Gathering on Mental Health and the Church
- Family & Friends
Behind every person with mental illness is a family changed—perhaps even devastated—by that illness. The effects of mental illness go way beyond the individual. Amy Simpson, author of Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission, knows firsthand what it's like to love someone with serious mental illness. She shares her own story, discusses how mental illness affects families, gives practical ideas for how churches can help, and offers tips for how families can advocate for the help they need.