The Christian and Good Mental Health
With more than half a million mental health professionals in practice in the United States, it would appear that those seeking help with depression, addiction, anxiety, and a host of other mental issues could find the assistance they need.
"One in four adults, approximately 61.5 million Americans, experiences mental illness in a given year."
The vast majority of those professionals, however, can do more harm than good if their approach to their specialty ignores the spiritual point of view and moral values that Christian patients espouse.
Larry Swaim has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 30 years. Drawing upon biblical principles for good mental health, he counsels readers through some of the most common mental and emotional illnesses and disorders so that they can make the best possible decisions for the care of themselves or family members.
Table of Contents
1 An Overview of Mental and Emotional Disorders
2 As a Man Thinks: Developing Good Thought Patterns
4 Paul's Problem With Depression
5 Grief: The Night Before Christmas
6 Bipolar and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
7 Addictions: Alcohol and Other Impairing Substances
8 Non-Chemical Addictions
9 How to Overcome Adversities and Addictions
10 Solomon ~ Happiness-Contentment: Looking In All the Wrong Places
11 Happiness Is
13 Demons and Evil Spirits—Not Your Problem
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About the Author
Dr. Larry Swaim has practiced as a psychotherapist in Middle Tennessee for almost 30 years. He also speaks to churches across the nation emphasizing how to develop strong faith, biblical principles for good mental health, and the power of love and forgiveness. He was educated at Lipscomb University, Harding School of Theology, and Clarksville Theological Seminary.
by Dr. Larry Swaim
Publisher: 21st Century Christian
Size: 6 x 9