Here’s another recommended Resource List as you minister grace and truth. There are many more list links in the right-hand margin of this homepage.
- Bipolar Disorder (Ed Welch)
- Borderline Personality: A Scriptural Perspective (Cathy Wiseman)
- HELP! I’m Depressed (Carol Trahan)
- HELP! I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder (Christine Chappell)
- HELP! My Friend Is Suicidal (Bruce Ray)
- OCD: Freedom for the Obsessive-Compulsive (Mike Emlet)
- Anatomy of An Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America (Robert Whitaker)
- Blame it on the Brain? (Ed Welch)
- Christ-Centered Biblical Counseling (Bob Kellemen and Steve Viars, eds), Ch. 28: The Complex Mind/Body Connection by Laura Hendrickson
- Counseling the Hard Cases (Stuart Scott and Heath Lambert, eds), contains many chapters on specific issues including Bipolar Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Deceptive Diagnosis: When Sin Is Called Sickness (David Tyler, Kurt Grady)
- Mind Fixers: Psychiatry’s Troubled Search for the Biology of Mental Illness (Anne Harrington)
- Psychology Debunked (Lisa & Ryan Bazler)
- The Christian Counselor’s Medical Desk Reference (Robert Smith, MD)
- The Christian’s Guide to Psychological Terms (Marshall & Mary Asher)
- Will Medicine Stop the Pain? (Elyse Fitzpatrick & Laura Hendrickson)
- Biblical Counseling, the Church, and Mental Illness (compilation of articles from the BCC)
- Mental Illness and the Church (Jeremy Pierre)
- Sorting Out the Spiritual and the Physical (9Marks interview)
- The Cure of Souls [and the Modern Psychotherapies] (David Powlison)
- Association of Biblical Counselors has many teaching resources available, members only.
- Alzheimers & Schizophrenia: Counseling Adults and Their Caregivers (Laura Hendrickson)
- Understanding Bipolar (David Powlison, Winston Smith)
- Understanding Labels and Diagnoses (Mike Emlet)
- Walking Alongside a Person Diagnosed with Bipolar (Sam Williams)
MUSINGS FROM WITHIN THE SECULAR PSYCHIATRIC COMMUNITY
The following articles serve as a representation of the wide array of voices within the secular community. Far from being homogenous in their beliefs about mental illness, the secular psychiatric community still remains very much in the process of developing how they think about mental illness and its treatment. Understanding this helps us become more compassionate and discerning counselors in the confusing world in which we live.
- Addiction Diagnoses May Rise Under Guideline Changes
- Disorder Disorder
- Downplaying the DSM
- NIMH Withdraws Support for DSM-V
- Our Learned Silence on Mental Health
Jonathan Holmes provides commentary on many of these articles, and more, as well as his own personal ‘takeaways’ here.
There is a growing number of books and articles on the subject of mental illness that deserve more attention. Therefore, I will continue to update this resource list as I am able.