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Lynne Bonner and Rev. Melora Lynngood with Worship Associate Anna Isaacs — From depression to borderline personality disorder, mental illness is often stigmatized in our culture.  

The suffering, exacerbated by the stigma, impacts those who love the one who suffers, as well as the one who struggles with mental illness.  

Struggles with mental illness range from mild to fatal, and are sometimes intertwined with addiction, which further intensifies the suffering for all involved. 

In this service, we lift up some personal stories to shed light on the experience of loving someone who struggles with mental illness, and lift up some lessons learned as well – insights that apply to human relationships in general, as well as relationships affected by mental illness.