You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. (Job 11:16)
The Bible

DrA psychological disorder or a mental illness involves significant changes in a persons thoughts, feelings, behaviour and personality patterns. These changes often lead to intense distress, poor quality of life and impaired interpersonal, social and occupational functioning. While the person bears the brunt of the psychological disorder directly, those around him or her, especially family and friends also experience significant distress trying to understand, pacify and encourage the person to lead a normal life again.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) describes more than 300 psychological and mental disorders. A significant variation exists in the nature, intensity, symptoms and duration of these disorders. Some conditions are mild or transitional, and the person manages to lead a meaningful existence despite all the struggle. Others are so severe that the individual experiences a disintegration in the sense of self and daily life.

It is important to realize that having a mental illness does not imply that someone is weak, evil or doomed. Psychological disorders can affect anyone regardless of their strength, age, education, social-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious beliefs and spiritual inclination.

If you or someone close to you is suffering from a psychological disorder, don't lose hope. Although these conditions might appear to be scary at the outset, there are many medical, psychiatric, psychological, psychotherapeutic, nutritional and alternative methods available to heal them. Different treatment methods seem to work for different people based on the level of their consciousness and the forces that they bring into play. Try to figure out a method that works for you and enables you to bounce back to life.

However, if you are looking for a lasting cure along with a complete metamorphosis of your being, then spirituality is a sure-fire approach. Mystical perspectives highlight that whatever happens in our life, including mental illness, it is part of the Divine plan. The real purpose of psychological disorders is to make you aware that you are disconnected from your soul and are not living an integrated existence.

Once you connect to your soul, there will be an evolution of consciousness which will bring down the force of eternal healing. This will enable you to overcome all disorders and transform you into a new being. Most of us are not aware of this inherent potential and lack faith in the Divine plan. We feel that we are hapless victims of a cruel destiny and allow pessimism to rule us. During such times, we need an external guide to remind us who we really are and what we need to do.

A spiritual counsellor is someone who can help you in becoming mindful of your own inherent powers and the grace that surrounds you. The counsellor works with you closely and sees to it that you develop faith, integrate different layers of your being and connect to your soul. With the widening of consciousness, the grace pours down, and all psychological disorders fade away. You rejoice in a state of complete physical, vital, mental and spiritual well-being.

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