Article targets mental illness

It was an honor and pleasure to read the wonderful, beautiful, meaningful and informative article by the Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III in the October edition of Ebony magazine.

This brilliant theologian and renowned author is the former pastor of the historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta. He is now a prominent pastor in Chicago.

Without question, his Ebony magazine article articulates a poetic style of writing. This is vintage Rev. Moss. He delivers a profound, astute and moving story about his late sister Daphne, who ended her life after her battle with mental illness.

The Rev. Moss’s article exposes mental illness as an issue that has captivated the attention of our nation because of the many people who have been victimized by violent crimes at the hands of mentally ill perpetrators.

The first full week in October is Mental Illness Awareness Week, and it’s my belief that the Rev. Moss’ revealing story is going to open the minds of many Americans to having a positive dialogue about the mental health crisis in our nation.

I strongly and sincerely encourage all Americans to read the Rev. Moss’s educational and fascinating article to acquire a true understanding of the negative impact that mental illness has on our society.

It’s sad that we Americans continue to allow our ignorance to perpetuate more ignorance about the tragic and devastating consequences of mental illness.

I’m grateful to God for the Rev. Moss’ fortitude and brilliance in revealing his personal involvement with the ordeal of mental illness.

E. Maner

Augusta

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