Rick Warren, speaking after the tragedy of his son Matthew's suicide, lamented the fact that Christians carry a stigma of somehow being faithless or weak in regards to their trust in the Lord to help them overcome their unbelief. Warren observed, "Your illness is not your identity. Your chemistry is not your character...Everything in this world is broken because of sin...so why is it that if my liver doesn't work perfectly I take a pill for it and there's no shame in that; if my heart doesn't work perfectly, I take a pill for it and there's no shame in that; if my lungs don't work perfectly, I take a pill for it and there's no shame in that, so why is it that if my brain doesn't work perfectly, I'm supposed to hide that?"
What do you think? Is the Church guilty of embarrassed silence when it comes to supporting those in its ranks who suffer from mental health issues?