Change Your Spiritual, Emotional & Social Life with Christian Behavioral Therapy

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, “One in 5 Americans is affected by mental health conditions. Stigma is toxic to their mental health because it creates an environment of shame, fear and silence that prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. The perception of mental illness won’t change unless we act to change it.”

As a way to bring awareness, the Month of May is recognized as Mental Health Month.

I spoke with Hollis M. Evans, LMSW who has a Master of Social Work degree from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s in Religious Education from Detroit Bible College. Evans founded Center of Behavioral Therapy in 1983 with a desire to provide avenues for the Christian community to receive Christian based therapy. Mr. Evans practice emphasizes in youth and families, marital couples, employee performance, disability claims, and the treatment of grief and loss and depressive disorders.

We jumped into questions like:

A: The stigma of mental health and the black church

B:  Is seeing my pastor for an issue the same as seeing a therapist? And,

C:  How he incorporates Biblical principles into his therapy sessions?

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May Is Mental Health Month – Let’s Work To Eliminate The Stigma [[Interview Inside]]

May is Mental Health Month and according to Community Network Services, “stigma is one of the biggest barriers associated with mental health.” So today I talked to Mr. Garrett about CNS and how they are committed to educating people about the importance of mental health, and eliminating “stigma.” (cnsmi.org)

Black woman resting chin in hand

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LISTEN:

  • Here are a few facts about the pervasiveness and effects of mental health in the United States (U.S.).
  • Approximately 27% of adults have a mental illness in any given year
  • Only 41% of adults in the U.S. with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year
  • 97% of violent crimes are committed by people who do not have a mental health diagnosis
  • Approximately 105 people commit suicide every day in the U.S.
  • Approximately 20% of people who commit suicide are veterans of the U.S. Military
  • Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance abuse disorder, 50.5%, had a co-occurring mental illness
  • 70% of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition
  • An estimated 26% of homeless adults staying in shelters live with serious mental illness

For more information about Community Network Services, call 800-615-0411 or visit cnsmi.org.

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