Many people today are living with mental health issues. It is estimated that one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health condition during their lifetime. Increasing numbers of children, teenagers and young adults are also experiencing unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression – and some are even driven to suicide.
In spite of its prevalence there still remains a stigma attached to mental illness and, according to author and broadcaster, Jeff Lucas, there is ‘in the Christian community, a conspiracy of stern silence surrounding anxiety and depression ’.
Dr. Stephen Critchlow is a Christian consultant psychiatrist with many years’ experience in the field of mental health. Based on popular talks he has given over the last four years to the general public, Mindful of the Light presents an invaluable resource for all who are living with mental health issues, whether as sufferers or carers.