Living with Mental Illness: A Conversation with Jed Paschall

Tuesday, 01 Jul 2014

"We all inhabit fallen bodies and live in a fallen world, regardless of whether or not someone has a mental illness."
How did you first discover you struggled with a mental illness?I was a student at a Bible college in the Midwest. I was 22, struggling with some serious questions about the faith, and I had been dealing with insomnia and daily panic attacks for about nine months. I eventually could not continue with my studies. I came home to the West Coast dejected and very depressed. At that time, I went to see my first mental health practitioner, who diagnosed depression and prescribed an antidepressant. Within weeks, the severity of the depression ...

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