Don’t Mix Mental Illness with Religion

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[Rolling Stone] magazine reports that around 2008, Tamerlan confided to his mother that he felt like “two people” were inside him.

“She confided this to a close friend who felt he might need a psychiatrist, but Zubeidat believed that religion would be the cure for her son’s inner demons and growing mental instability, and pushed him deeper into Islam,” according to the magazine.

Read more here.

Religion may well provide comfort in times of illness, but it is NOT a cure. Especially not with mental illness. In this case, religion made everything worse!

When God talks back to you, you need to see a psychiatrist/psychologist/therapist. Get with the 21th century please – for everyone’s sake.

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