I know it's been an eternity since I've posted here, but I thought I would come back with a serious discussion. How does your church handle mental illness within your congregation? I don't just mean mild depression or anxiety or people having trouble adjusting to mild trauma---not that these people aren't facing significant issues. I am mostly referring to those with more severe psychiatric illnesses---bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, major depressive disorder, panic disorder, anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. Others could be included.