We’re all too well aware of the struggles with mental health that so many people deal with on a daily basis, often silently. Young people are no exception, and they face so many pressures that can affect them deeply. For some, it can be very difficult to see any hope of things improving.
With this in mind, the Rev’d. Nick Jones (Rector of the Drung Group of Parishes), has written a series of short messages of hope entitled ‘Dear despairing young person’. He begins with these important words: ‘I just want you to know that you are incredibly valuable. Please hear that you are incredibly valuable. I imagine sometimes you feel you’re not, sometimes you feel life is not worth living, sometimes it hurts so much that you think it’s not worth carrying on, but please listen again, you are incredibly valuable.’
All of these articles can be read at www.drungchurches.com/rectorsblog/; on the ‘Drung Group of Churches’ or ‘YKEA’ Facebook pages; or by clicking the links below. Please share them widely, particularly with any young people you have contact with. You have no idea the difference they could make to an individual! We thank Nick for responding to this need and pray that the Holy Spirit will bring these messages to those who need to hear them, and use them to draw them to Christ who is our hope in every situation.