Rick Warren on America’s mental health system

We believe God never wastes a hurt and your greatest ministry to others often arises out of your greatest pain. Saddleback offers a class about this concept every month. When Matthew died, Kay and I thought of several things we’d like to do, both short-term and long-term, but decided we’d spend a year learning more about mental illness before launching any programs. But we do know this: America’s mental health system is irreparably broken and inadequate. In many ways, it failed Matthew with misdiagnosis and wrong treatments his entire life. (For years, Matthew was diagnosed as having bi-polar disorder when he actually had Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and major depression (MDD). America’s mental health system needs far more than repair. It needs to be reinvented and revolutionized.

via Saddleback Church – Pastor Rick’s News & Views 7/26/13.

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