Mental health issues such as depression and suicidal tendencies are increasing in the population and Christians are not spared. How should we view mental health issues amongst Christ believers? Doesn't the bible say that we have the mind of Christ and that the Holy Spirit empowers us for godly living? So how is it that Christians can still experience mental health issues? How can we build resilience and cultivate and develop a healthy mind? How can we develop a biblical perspective in overcoming depression? This highly interactive 2 part session would help us to understand mental health issues especially depression and suicidal tendencies from a Christian perspective and how we can respond and provide help to those experiencing such situations.
Topics to be covered:
21 June (8 pm - 10 pm) — UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES FOR BELIEVERS
· Scope of Mental Health issues (Globally and Locally)
- What are Mental Health issues?
- Understanding Depression and the Myths ie Can a Christian be clinically depressed?
· How can we respond biblically and provide help?
28 June (8 pm - 10 pm) — UNDERSTANDING SUICIDES AND HOW TO PREVENT THEM
· Understanding Suicides.
· How can we respond to suicidal tendencies?
· How can we build resilience in trying circumstances?
Pastor Chua Seng Lee has been a pastor for the past 28 years and is currently an Elder and Deputy Senior Pastor of Bethesda Bedok Tampines Church.
In 2011, he published "My Voice - Overcoming", a book project with Elim Chew and Danny Yeo, which captures the voices of people who have experienced and overcame depression.
He has also started various initiatives to reach out to youth and young adults on building resilience to overcome mental distress.
In 2018, he co-founded the Christian Mental Health Advocates with like-minded mental health professionals, and from there launched Mental Health Survey for Pastors (2020), and the inaugural Christian Mental Health Conference (2021).