By Steven Horne, RH (AHG) & Kimberly Balas, ND
Mental health problems can be a "touchy" subject because
most of us find the idea of "mental illness" disturbing or
frightening. These attitudes about mental health problems
have been around since ancient limes, when the mentally
ill were considered to be possessed by devils. In fact, the
phrase "casting out devils" used in the New Testament is an
Aramaic idiom which would be accurately translated today
as "curing the mentally ill."
The following information may help people in this third
category, but they will probably need some professional
help as well. At a minimum, counseling or some kind of
psychotherapy is necessary. However, people with these disorders are not "doomed' to a life of insanity. If root causes
are addressed and dealt with, they can function at a high
level again. It takes dedication and effort, but it can happen.
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