May 9 • 1HR 10M

Episode 143: Giving Up the Stigma of Mental Illness with Seth Perry

The church can handle people with addictions, but people what about people with mental illness?

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Dennis Sanders
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Episode details

In this episode, we talk with Pastor Seth Perry, the pastor of Elim Lutheran Church in Scandia, MN. During Lent when people give up certain things for the season, Seth is asking the church to “give up the stigma” of mental illness.

Seth talks about living with bipolar disorder, the importance of being honest about mental illness in the church, and mental health care in the United States and his native Canada.

Show notes:

Giving Up the Stigma- local newspaper article on Seth’s journey

Seth’s YouTube Channel

Give Up the Stigma: Seth’s campaign to foster discussion of mental illness in the church

NAMI -National Alliance on Mental Illness website

Elim Lutheran Church website

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