Show 248 - Is Anxiety a Sin?

The short answer is no. It is a medical condition. It can be treated 99.5 times out of a 100. 

But many people do not know that they have an anxiety disorder or seek treatment. Some of the reasons for this is what they are being told in certain houses of faith. 

The good news is that is slowly changing. More faith based institutions are working with mental health professionals. There are practitioners that have both spiritual and mental health license credentials.

This episode lightly touches on some of the statements that are made and factual information about anxiety and anxiety conditions/disorders.  

For the record, I am a heathen, second class. Working hard to see if I can make it to third class.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

In the News:

App that Attack:

Medito is a free app that gives basic instructions about meditation. There are also tips to help you sleep and a module for people that have stress and anxiety issues.

Christian Based

Writer Anita Ojeda post on I'd Rather the Church Remain Silent

Sarah J Robinson's Book I Love God but I Want to Die: Finding Hope in the Darkness of Depression. 

The Faith & Mental Wellness Podcast with Brittney Moses. On her web site there is a list of Christian specific mental health resources.

Christian therapy services in the podcast are Christian Therapist On Demand and MyCounselor.Online.  

Pastor/Minister Based:

Mental Health Access Pack is a resource for churches to learn about mental health conditions and provide spiritual resources to assist and access treatment options for there church members.


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.