Demon or disorder: A survey of attitudes toward mental illness in the Christian church

@inproceedings{Stanford2007DemonOD,
  title={Demon or disorder: A survey of attitudes toward mental illness in the Christian church},
  author={Matthew Scott Stanford},
  year={2007}
}
The present study assessed the attitudes and beliefs that mentally ill Christians encountered when they seek counsel from the church. Participants (n = 293) completed an anonymous online survey in relation to their interactions with the church. Analysis of the results found that while a majority of the mentally ill participants were accepted by the church, approximately 30% reported a negative interaction. Negative interactions included abandonment by the church, equating mental illness with… CONTINUE READING

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