Montgomery is special in many ways. One unique quality is that Montgomery is home to Maxwell Air Force Base, bringing the world to our city. We have airmen and soldiers visiting and living here from every state and many other countries. Air University at Maxwell is home to many of our country’s professional military schools, including Squadron Officer School (SOS), Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. Attending SOS alone each year are over 3600 young Captains who are pilots and navigators, combat support, engineers, medical providers, chaplains, and every career possible in the military.
There is a direct relationship between the outward expression of our walk with Jesus and the private time we spend with Him. I came across the findings of a LifeWay Research survey from the fall of 2012 which indicates we as believers could do better on our personal, private encounters with Christ as we engage His Word.
Our Church families have well established traditions for providing support. What about support for mental health issues?
Through research across many denominations in the United States, Sidney Hankerson, MD, MBA and professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Columbia University, found that 27% of Church members or their family members have experienced mental health problems. Astoundingly, this statistic does not include marriage and family problems. If you add marriage and family difficulties, most of us are going to experience problems impacting mental health or family functioning.