Retriever sent along an article from NAMI Faithnet on gently confronting those in church who do not understand mental illness.
We had a series for adult studies at my church twenty years ago, which I co-taught with two others. Perhaps we should do that again. I recommend group-teaching that one, because the misconceptions are so common, and often held rather defiantly, as if they are part of the Faith As Received. Having others beside you helps keep you from getting defensive.