Before you read this post, please know that I did not come up with the metaphor in this post headline that likely captured your attention.
However, I was intrigued by the writer who did so in his essay about the church’s response to mental illness.
The Rev. Rob Lee’s commentary comes a day after the tragic news of comedian Robin Williams’ suicide. Williams, who was probably one of the funniest men most of us have been fortunate to witness in action (in numerous films and award shows), reportedly suffered from depression.
Here’s the commentary by Lee, an assistant minister at a North Carolina Baptist church, that caught my attention. I also gathered some other thought-provoking articles on this subject since many of us are sharing our thoughts about the often taboo subjects of mental illness and suicide.
Rob Lee’s commentary featured by Associated Baptist Press: “Time for the Church to Respond to Mental Illness”
On Faith blog by Faith Street: “Amid Families’ Grief, Religious Perspectives on Suicide are Shifting”
HuffPost Religion: “Robin Williams’ most spiritual role”
HuffPost Religion: “It’s Not Your Fault: Jesus, Forgiveness and the Life of Robin Williams”