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Offline Agent

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spiritual or mental illness
« on: February 03, 2011, 05:40:49 PM »
How does a person discern whether thoughts/feelings are spiritual in nature or whether thoughts/feelings are symptoms of mental illness?

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Re: spiritual or mental illness
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2011, 05:54:55 PM »
If that person has a priest, speak with him. He can assist with those things which are spiritual, and may refer the person to seek psychological assistance if he or she has such needs.
"Hades is not a place, no, but a state of the soul. It begins here on earth. Just so, paradise begins in the soul of a man here in the earthly life. Here we already have contact with the divine..." -St. John, Wonderworker of Shanghai and San Francisco, Homily On the Sunday of Orthodoxy