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Post date: Oct 14, 2015 3:41:42 AM

Too many people have a misunderstanding about the basics of the biological brain malfunctions called mental illness today. A serious mental illness like Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and obsessive compulsive disorder, can cause a person to act in very strange and bizarre ways.

Trying to tell the difference between what expected behaviors are and what might be the signs of a mental illness isn't always easy. There's no easy test that can let someone know if there is mental illness or if actions and thoughts might be typical behaviors of a person or the result of a physical illness or some sort of spiritual affliction. Each has its own set of symptoms and have common signs to look for.

In our Churches today people with a serious mental health condition can be shunned, stigmatized and believed to be suffering only from a spiritual problem. We invite you to come learn the differences at our "Out of the Shadows" Mental Health Conference.

Serious mental illness afflicts 6% of the human population irrespective of race, wealth or geographic location.

12 million Americans have a serious mental illness. Treatment brings relief of symptoms for most people who stick to the available treatment regiments.