Mental health treatment and legal commitment issues were the subject of a recent series of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel articles. When it is estimated that one in four Americans is affected by mental illness I look for examples of hope and help for those confronting these challenges. In the Vancouver Sun, Anna Browness-Park shares some valuable ideas on how taking control of our thinking can beat bipolar and depression issues. An excerpt follows:
Two and a half centuries later, Mary Baker Eddy wrote: “The time for thinkers has come” at the beginning of her book “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.” It’s a book that challenges the idea that thought is solely the province of the human mind, and explores the idea that there is a divine influence that can change the way we think about life and health. Her book came as a result of many years of research into how Jesus healed. This exploration led her to the conclusion that our very health depends on our ability to reason – i.e., think through something – spiritually.