82: The Role of the Church in Mental Health. Guest: Allie

Care Warning. This episode contains mentions of mental health crises and adjacent issues. Please take care when listening.

Just when Allie thought she had found support within her church community, she encountered an unexpected twist that pushed her to fight even harder for mental health support. If you care about the intersection of mental health and the church, you’re going to love this episode.

In this episode Amy and Allie talk about:

  • The critical importance of mental health discourse in the church setting.
  • The deep-rooted repercussions of spiritual ill-treatment on faith and mental stability.
  • The urgency of cultivating empathy and aiding those wrestling with mental health dilemmas.
  • Standing up for the precious, real-life individuals facing vulnerability and hardships within the church community.

Joining Amy Fritz on the podcast is Allie, the brains behind the Bruised Faith Instagram account. Allie’s personal story of facing her own mental health challenges is a powerful testimony to the importance of creating supportive environments within churches. Through sharing her journey, Allie aims to destigmatize mental health struggles and empower faith communities to offer a helping hand to those in need.

Mental Health Resources:

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has a crisis hotline  800-273-TALK (8255). Or 800 273 8255.

Text “HelpLine” to 62640

You can call or text 988 to connect with the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. The Lifeline provides 24-hour, confidential support to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Related Episodes:




Allie’s Bruised Faith Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bruised.faith

I Love Jesus, But I Want to Die: Finding Hope in the Darkness of Depression by Sarah Robinson: https://amzn.to/43fckB1

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