Mental Health & Marriage
Did you know that marriages with a mental health condition in the mix are twenty to eighty percent more likely to end in divorce? Click here to learn more about this study. Mental Health Strong exists to change this statistic and help marriages thrive!
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The Strength of Marriage
“Marriage is one of the strongest relationships in one’s adult life and has the potential to bring incredible healing or damage. The goal of Mental Health Strong is to help equip you and your spouse to work together so that your marriage brings healing, love, and connection like no other relationship despite the mental health or addiction challenge.”
Erin Ramachandran, Mental Health Strong
What people are saying about the book
"A valuable resource for Christians to walk alongside their spouses with mental health challenges." "It was a marriage disaster in the making, according to Ramachandran. Her husband, Keith, was experiencing multiple mental health conditions, including PTSD, depression, and severe OCD. His compulsive recurring behaviors, such as hours of ritual cleaning, were worsening, affecting her own mental health. Yet the author believes God brought the two together permanently—and uses marital challenges to transform lives. This book delivers the author’s story and self-help plan for Christians to walk alongside their spouses with similar mental health challenges. Ramachandran provides resources to help Christians sustain challenging marriages, diving into her own success in setting boundaries and using other self-care methods when her husband chooses unhealthy behaviors. She also includes Christian song lists, biblical verses and prayers, techniques for setting boundaries, crisis and healthcare team plans, and even useful empathetic phrases. Biblical Christians will be most comfortable with this material, which provides a valuable resource for the challenges of living with mental health disorders." — BlueInk Review
"She addresses issues that are rarely discussed. It’s a book that you won’t want to put down!"
"This book is truly a "how-to" for enduring through the unexpected, tough times in a marriage when one of the partners has a mental health condition. The author addresses issues that are rarely discussed, especially in the Christian community. The writing is superb. It’s a book that you won’t want to put down!" — Jeri Davini
"A valuable resource for professionals and family members of those with a mental health condition."
"This book was written with amazing vulnerability, courage, wisdom and grace. Erin not only tells her story but provides valuable education, resources, support, and encouragement for those who are living with mental illness or are married to someone with a mental illness. Although the focus is on mental health in marriage, it can also apply to other family relationships. As a mental health professional, I am always looking for resources for my clients, and this book is full of them!" — Edie Dornbush, LMFT
"An invaluable toolkit if you are married to someone who struggles with mental health!"
"The author shares her own story and struggles with such vulnerability. You know she gets it! She writes as someone who has lived it, and this book is full of the many lessons, tools, and resources she has accumulated along the way. Everyone will find something to use in this book. A much-needed book since there really isn't anything out there for this situation." — Anne-Marie Lockmyer, Author, Speaker, and Founder of Grief & Trauma Healing Network
"The book is incredible!""The book is incredible! It has the perfect combination of stories, advice, vulnerability, and practical steps that people can take. I will definitely refer it to my clients!" — Susie Lindner, M.A., LMFT
"This book is so good and exactly what I needed!""A friend just gifted Mental Health Strong to another friend who is going through a difficult season with her husband in her life. She texted my friend and said, 'Wow! This book is so good and exactly what I needed! I can't put it down!'"