Category: psychiatric

  • A Reformed conversation on nouthetic and biblical counseling

    I just had a very fruitful exchange with a dear brother, Philip, who is Reformed like me, and who suffers from serious mental illness like me, on the topic of my recent blog post on Jay Adam’s nouthetic counseling. If you’d like to read the blog post to see what precisely he responded to you […]

  • Nouthetic Counseling: A Critical Evaluation

    So I made the mistake of asking my Facebook friends what nouthetic counseling (Greek: noutheteo, to admonish) is yesterday. I received a flood of responses. However, most of the responses were very much pro- nouthetic counseling. And they spoke glowingly about self-styled BIBLICAL COUNSELOR Jay Adams. In this post I will give a critical (yet […]

  • Mental Illness: A Blessing in Disguise?

    I know that most readers may be taken aback by the title of this post. Some will be confused as to how mental illness could be a blessing. Can something which disturbs your life on a fundamental level, which causes so much pain, heartache, grief and even despair, be on any level good? I say […]

  • Depleted

    I have no energyMy strength is goneI struggle to concentrateI’m totally withdrawn I slept for sixty hoursIn four consecutive daysMy thoughts are disconnectedReality is a haze I feel like a prisonerI’m in a stuporSlowly I get out of bedI’m unsteady and I stagger I’m lethargicUtterly fatigued and spentWhat shall I doI feel such torment I’m […]

  • Mental illness and America

    Sadly, in our American society, even though it’s the 21st century, there is still a strong and harsh stigma for people suffering from mental illness. In the minds of many people the mentally ill are freaks, perverts, are very dangerous, and they feel the mentally ill should be locked away in mental hospitals to “protect” […]

  • Broken

    My mindFracturedA raging maelstromDisjointed thoughtsExtreme emotionsPsychotic breaksWith realityDissociative eventsPlungingInto the abyssHellfire scorchingDemons flyingAbove my headPain searedInto my soulSuffering unabatedA perverse calculusPlays outSpirits whisperIntrusive thoughtsInner voices tormentFractured memories by Zachary Uram, (c) 2022