Unregulated Christian mental health facilities ‘treat’ ill women with a toxic mix of prayer and victim blaming

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Unregulated Christian mental health facilities ‘treat’ ill women with a toxic mix of prayer and victim blaming

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:12 pm

The United States has a shameful hole in treating mental illness. USA Today cites a 2012 report that shows a whopping 40 percent of adults with severe mental health problems, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder got no treatment in the previous year. According to Slate, this gap in American health care has created an opportunity for unregulated religious facilities posing as mental health clinics to take a dangerous role. Slate’s Jennifer Miller interviewed five former patients and 14 former staffers for California-based Mercy Ministries — recently renamed Mercy Multiplied. The charity serves as an in-patient setting for exclusively female clients, aged 13 to 28. An insight into the philosophy behind the program can perhaps be gleaned from a speech by its founder, Nancy Alcorn, who in 2008 said,

“If there’s demonic activity, like if somebody has opened themselves up to the spirit of lust or pornography or lots of promiscuous sexual activity, then we’ve opened the door for demonic powers. And secular psychiatrists want to medicate things like that, but Jesus did not say to medicate a demon. He said to cast them out. And that’s supposed to be a part of normal Christianity.” One former patient, Hayley Baker, suffered from a plethora of diagnoses, including major depression and an eating disorder. She also suffered a history of child abuse when she entered a Mercy facility in 2009. Baker says she was denied prescription Xanax by staffers while suffering nighttime panic attacks, and instead given a sheet of paper saying, “Peaceful Sleep,” bearing a line from the book of Psalms: “He grants sleep to those he loves.”


http://www.rawstory.com/2016/04/unregulated-christian-mental-health-facilities-treat-ill-women-with-a-toxic-mix-of-prayer-and-victim-blaming/


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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:55 pm

While I can see how Christians might want a place to get counseling from people who share their faith, this is going WAY overboard.
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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:37 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:While I can see how Christians might want a place to get counseling from people who share their faith, this is going WAY overboard.


Because its Christians Ben?

If it was Islamic, would you bend over and join them praying 5 times a day?

People like you are becoming the forum joke mate


See, like I say, as soon as its Christian, your view to condemn is not a problem

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:52 am

didge wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:While I can see how Christians might want a place to get counseling from people who share their faith, this is going WAY overboard.


Because its Christians Ben?

If it was Islamic, would you bend over and join them praying 5 times a day?

People like you are becoming the forum joke mate


See, like I say, as soon as its Christian, your view to condemn is not a problem

Thanks

Yeah, I'm the forum joke all right. Take care.
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Post by veya_victaous on Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:06 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:
didge wrote:
Ben_Reilly wrote:While I can see how Christians might want a place to get counseling from people who share their faith, this is going WAY overboard.


Because its Christians Ben?

If it was Islamic, would you bend over and join them praying 5 times a day?

People like you are becoming the forum joke mate


See, like I say, as soon as its Christian, your view to condemn is not a problem

Thanks

Yeah, I'm the forum joke all right. Take care.

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Re: Unregulated Christian mental health facilities ‘treat’ ill women with a toxic mix of prayer and victim blaming

Post by Guest on Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:07 am

Ben_Reilly wrote:
didge wrote:


Because its Christians Ben?

If it was Islamic, would you bend over and join them praying 5 times a day?

People like you are becoming the forum joke mate


See, like I say, as soon as its Christian, your view to condemn is not a problem

Thanks

Yeah, I'm the forum joke all right. Take care.


Wow another poor answer

Like I say its very easy to expose your hypocrisy

You condemn Christianity but not Islam

Now that is the worst joke going

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