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'It was simply the end of what I could bear': Resetting Christian Theology on Mental Illness and Suicide

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Books

Ashley, Benedict M., Jean DeBlois, and Kevin D. ORourke. Health Care Ethics: A Catholic Theological Analysis. 5th ed. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2006.

Jamison, Kay Redfield. Night Falls Fast. New York: Vintage, 2000.

Articles

Antus, Elizabeth L. "Disability at the Heart of Theology: On Marginality, Method, and Overcoming 'Best-Case Anthropologies.' Journal of Religion, Disability & Health 17, no. 4 (July 2013): 244-262. https://doi-org.proxy.bc.edu/10.1080/15228967.2013.809879

Wesselmann, Eric D. and William G. Graziano. “Sinful and/or Possessed? Religious Beliefs and Mental Illness Stigma.” Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology 29, no. 4 (2010): 402-437. https://doi.org/10.1521/jscp.2010.29.4.402

Kennedy, Thomas D. “Suicide and the Silence of Scripture." Christianity Today. July 1, 2000.

Koch, H. J. “Suicides and Suicide Ideation in the Bible: An Empirical Study.” Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica 112, no. 3 (September 2005): 167-172. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2005.00567.x

Lee, Rhonda Mawhood. “The Lie of Suicide, and the Abundant Love of God”, National Catholic Register. June 14, 2018.

Pillion, Thomas, Robin Reed, and Brian Shetiman. "Mental Illness Recognition and Referral by Catholic Priests in North Carolina." Psychiatric Services 63, no. 5 (2012): 510-11. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.20120p510a

Webb, Marcia. "Toward a Theology of Mental Illness." Journal of Religion, Disability & Health 16, no. 1 (2012): 49-73. https://doi.org/10.1080/15228967.2012.645608