Anxiety and depression are among the two most common
mental health conditions today. Social stigma is still
attached to mental health and sufferers can be under
pressure to hide their condition. While good medical
treatment and care are often necessary, what place does
faith have in aiding recovery?
Drawing on Jesus’ own suffering on the cross, the author
shows how hope, prayer, forgiveness, closeness to God and
an understanding of his plan for our lives can act as powerful
lifelines. There is a rich selection of considered, practical
tips to aid readers, and a resource section with helpful
contacts and recommendations on further reading.
About the Author:
Fr Antonio Ritaccio is parish priest at the Roman Catholic
Church of The Five Precious Wounds.