Faithless Depression

4Thought, the short item that follows Channel 4 news in the UK has been parading a bunch of views this week that truly has caused me to shout quizically “huh?”. Namely that faith cures depression.

Right. So no people of faith ever suffer from depression? Really? And the stuff about mental breakdowns being ‘good for you’. I find that kind of generalist talk , especially from professionals who use their religious views to reframe medical research to fit their beliefs a little worrying.

Each to their own point of view but the seeming contempt for sufferers of depression who ths ‘suffer’ from a lack of faith revealed a little lack of compassion in my eyes.


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