When growing up in rural Nebraska in the 1960s and 1970s, I could have never imagined that any member of my family would experience behavioral health issues. We were a normal small town Nebraska family, and I assumed that we were immune from this type of illness. As many of you might remember, there was a stigma related to behavioral health issues at that time, and it wasn't really talked about anywhere, including at the dinner table.
Many people, including members of our Lutheran churches, thought mental illnesses were weaknesses, and that Christians could pray their way back to good health as they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps. That's what I thought as well until a member of my family was impacted by severe depression and then another. We were praying and placing our faith in Christ. That was absolutely imperative and very helpful, but we also learned that psychologists and psychiatrists were needed for holistic healing.
Had members of my family not connected with behavioral health professionals, the ending might not have been as good. One of our family members turned to GracePoint for help, and GracePoint restored that person back to health through Christian counseling and behavioral health services. The care that my family received was definitely a gift from God.
Fortunately, we had insurance and the financial means to cover the cost, but many people don't. We should all be thankful that GracePoint offers the type of care that's needed through their professional services which are based on Christian faith. GracePoint offers the utmost level of behavioral health services from healing, credentialed professionals.
We cannot overemphasize the importance of the healing power of the grace of Jesus Christ. Counselors who understand the loving power of Christ can provide healing and hope for persons who are hurting. GracePoint also specializes in caring for church workers who are struggling emotionally.
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