Every event I speak at people approach me and thank me for writing about mental illness. It reminds me why I have chosen to be public about my own struggles, and I’m always so grateful.
A moment ago I got into such a conversation with a woman named Dini, who is the proud owner of a psychological affliction of her own. She said something that resonated with me and so I thought I’d share.
I know my brain is telling me things that aren’t true. I know I can’t help but be irrational on certain subjects. And so I go to my therapist and I take my pills. But if a Christian’s brain is telling them something that’s in conflict with reality, they get lauded for having faith.
One of those reactions is responsible and sane. The other is a cognitive failure.