There has been a couple long threads about "mental illness". I am convinced that the only Christian way to deal with what is being called mental illness is through Nouthetic Counseling. If you are not familiar with it you can read about it here; http://www.nouthetic.org/nouthetic-counseling/what-is-nouthetic-counseling.html I would add this. When I use the term mental illness I am not speaking of those who have become old and loosing their ability to process things, or people who have tumors or in accidents and have brain damage. I am always speaking of those who because of life issues start having difficulty dealing with life or conducting themselves in a controlled manner and I base that belief on scripture.