QUESTION: I just graduated with a BA in Psychology. We were taught that people with paranoid schizophrenia must first be medicated to break past the delusions, odd speech patterns, etc., before they can talk with a counselor. Do you think what I was taught is true?
One beauty of a Christian approach to people, including extremely disturbed people, is that you can always talk with anyone. No guarantees that they’ll listen, of course—just as there are no guarantees that “normal, undisturbed” people (who also have madness in their hearts: Ecclesiastes 9:3) will listen.