Understanding and Treating Mentally Challenged Persons with Care
I had a college friend who was a classic geek and he was very famous. He was very rough while talking to fellow college mates besides his poor grooming practices and incompetence. Due to his behavior, while interacting with other college mates, he would at times face extreme troubles. Later we noticed that our fellow student was suffering from Schizophrenia.
His episodes did care whether he is in a crowd or social gatherings. He would at times get agitated by people behaviors as they celebrate their moments. It is a challenge relating with mentally ailing people and at times the society tries to discriminate them. For you to relate with them, you have to be patient and calm them down when they get agitated, a role I took in college. Through trying an patient, we used to protect him masses of people who seemed not to understand the reason behind his
The bigger percentage in our society is not aware of the inappropriate and feelings experienced by persons with mental disorder and may harm them to protect themselves. The upright metal persons may think like it is a weird behavior that the ailing individuals possess. Being not aware of the suffering and challenges our friend was going through due to his mental condition was an excuse given by many. But being a Christian college, it is conduct that was hard to understand, why one should be despised openly.
However, our society has been in the forefront in discriminating the mentally unstable people despite of their root cause. It is the responsibility of all including the church to extend care and love to the schizophrenia ailing persons. We have to let go of the malicious believes in our society and support these individuals through treatment and recovery process. God heals, and we pray and believe, however, we need to let these individuals take the proper therapy required to improve their condition
The big question remains, what effects do mental treatments have on our Christian faith, that is different from physical therapies. The dilemma remains, what is the difference between chemotherapy and antidepressants and their connection to Christian faith. We should not divide the mind and the body, you cannot be complete without the two. Mental disorder is a spiritual matter, and it demands spiritual solutions. But it is crucial to be realistic and take good care of our beloved ones who are suffering.
The change that our brothers and sister are taking is exciting. In the church today, counseling and medication and CBD oil are recommended for mental illness. The step shows commitment and passion towards the Schizophrenia patients in our society.