BY MADELINE BURDINE
Today is set aside for spreading awareness of the plague that is paralyzing our society from the inside out.
Mental illness -- an enemy that I personally face (alongside countless brothers and sisters) -- is an epidemic that in no way excludes the body of Christ. However, mention of mental illness is rarely made within the walls of our worship centers.
This stigma that suicide-talk should be separate from our spirituality is a misconception that is stripping us from the sacred healing that the Creator of the universe is calling His church into.
28-year-old worship leader Reagan Daniels noticed the need for a fresh mindset of mental illness and the way we approach it within our spiritual settings.
With the release of his song "Fight For Me", Daniels is using his music platform while partnering with World Suicide Prevention Day to bring awareness to answers that we have access to through the acceptance of seaming suicidal conversations with spirituality.
LINK TO "FIGHT FOR ME":
In a society that is suffering from the hurt of hopelessness, the freedom that is fought for in "Fight For Me" is a freedom that is found far beyond ourselves. It is a freedom that is fought for outside of ourselves. It is a freedom that our Father is fighting for us.
Our fighting is fought for.
We aren't alone.
Madeline Burdine is a Communications major with PR concentration at Mississippi State University. As Editor of Mississippi Millennials, her passion is to push people to higher heights within themselves, thinking more and doing more. Pursuing a career as a writer, Madeline enjoys running, reading, and learning.