Darkness is My Only Companion

Darkness is My Only Companion : A Christian Response to Mental Illness

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Where is God in the suffering of a mentally ill person? What happens to the soul when the mind is ill? How are Christians to respond in the face of mental illness? In "Darkness Is My Only Companion, "Kathryn Greene-McCreight confronts these difficult questions raised by her own mental illness--bi-polar disorder. With brutal honesty, she tackles often avoided topics such as suicide, mental hospitals, and electroconvulsive therapy. Greene-McCreight offers the reader everything from poignant and raw glimpses into the mind of a mentally ill person to practical and forthright advice for their friends, family, and clergy. Her voice is a comfort to those who suffer from mental illness and an invaluable resource for those who love and support them.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 12.7mm | 249.47g
  • Baker Publishing Group
  • Brazos Press, Div of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1587431750
  • 9781587431753
  • 314,214

About Kathryn Greene-Mccreight

Kathryn Greene-McCreight (PhD, Yale University) is Priest Associate at The Episcopal Church at Yale. Her previous books include "Ad Litteram: How Augustine, Calvin, and Barth Read the Plain Sense of Genesis 1-3" and "Feminist Reconstructions of Christian Doctrine: A Narrative Analysis and Appraisal." She also serves on the board of the Elm City Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and on the Patient and Advisory Council of Yale Psychiatric Hospital.show more

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