I just started listening to a recorded conference talk, by my counsellor. It was for a youth ministry.
In it she talks about being a general doctor and being interested more in mental health, so referred to this as being a “family doctor, who then went to the dark side” … mental health.
Referring to all mental health as ‘the dark side’. Wow.
I can understand referring to some areas of mental health as the dark side…. like paedophiles, psychopaths, sociopaths etc.
But, ‘all’ mental health?
So having a disorder like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, which is entirely caused by enduring severe trauma……… is being on ‘the dark side’.
It’s basically a church reference to evil.
So, everyone with mental health, is on the evil side.
I know a lot of church people believe all mental health is satanic and about evil, but I didn’t think my own counsellor believed this.
But, now I do.
I feel physically sick.