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In 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Hollywood Finally Gets Mental Illness

In 'Silver Linings Playbook,' Hollywood Finally Gets Mental Illness


Feb 22 2013
Whether or not it wins an Oscar, the film deserves praise for portraying real, human struggle.

It's part of the mission of the church to reach out and love the downtrodden and forsaken. We don't have to look far—we are surrounded by suffering people, marginalized by shame and ignorance. If we are to fulfill the mission Christ has given us, we can't afford to look the other way. Movies like Silver Linings Playbook can help us build a better understanding of mental illness. It's up to us to pursue greater insight—and to act on what we learn.

Amy Simpson is editor of Christianity Today's Gifted for Leadership, a freelance writer, and author of the forthcoming Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission (InterVarsity Press). You can find her at AmySimpsonOnline.com and on Twitter @aresimpson.

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