The Seacoast Podcast: Things You Won't Hear On Sunday

41 - The Church Needs Therapy [Mental Health Awareness May]

May 08, 2023 Seacoast Church
The Seacoast Podcast: Things You Won't Hear On Sunday
41 - The Church Needs Therapy [Mental Health Awareness May]
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For the month of May, we'll be discussing all things mental health related.  Although the stigma of mental illness is dwindling some, there is still work to be done.  For those who suffer, you are not alone.  Our prayer is that you find comfort by hearing these stories and discussions, even if it's just a little bit.  For those who do not struggle, our  prayer is that through these episodes, you will have more understanding; and this would lead you to more compassion and grace for all who do.

Episode 2: 
Where does mental health fit, in the context of faith and spirituality? Does the church place enough value on professional therapy?  Are expectations for pastors reasonable and healthy?  Why does the church often prefer simplicity and formulas over an acknowledgement and appreciation of human complexity?

Amie Patrick shares what she's learned in her life experiences, including the loss of her husband to suicide three years ago.  Elizabeth Gillespie, a licensed therapist, describes where "mental disorders" fit in the context of  general "mental health" and shares new research on suicide and what ACEs is.  She also gives her take on some short-sightedness in how people of faith view mental health.

At the top of the episode, Lynne Stroy, Roy Jacques and Joey Svendsen discuss medication and what motivated Joey to ween himself off of it, leading to his mental health crisis in 2019 [this story told in Episode 1 of this months mental health series].

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In this episode
Amie Patrick / Instagram
Elizabeth Gillespie / Site / Tedx Talks (2022)
Josh Surratt / Instagram
Lynne Stroy, co-host/ Instagram
Joey Svendsen, co-host / Instagram
Roy Jacques, co-host / Facebook  
Desiree Clement, narrator / Instagram

Executive Producer: Josh Surratt
Producer/Editor: Joey Svendsen
Sound Engineer/Editor: JT Price
Sound Engineer: Gabe Dewalk

Special Music: Robbie Madison"The Way That You Love"  / Spotify / Apple

Music, theme song: Joel T. Hamilton Music

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Lynne, Roy, Joey
The Church Needs Therapy