On counselling the manic depressive

This paper attempts to provide a theological and spiritual basis for Christian ministry to the manic depressive. It should be read alongside "How to Survive as a Manic Depressive" which sets out five principles which if followed should allow the manic depressive to recover a purposeful, stable life. These are

(1) Medication
(2) Support group
(3) Creativity
(4) Structure
(5) Journal time.

To these I would now add

(6) Self-knowledge.