Anthropologist (of both mental illness and religion) T.M. Luhrmann has picked up on a new policy of evangelical churches to get involved in the care of serious mental illness. Now instead of struggling with the differences between the mind and the brain we've thrown in new dimension - the soul. Surely the church has done much too stigmatize mental illness (suicide in particular) but Luhrmann might be right that there's also great potential to use them as sites of healing and treatment for serious mental illnesses. Rates of psychiatric service utilization remain low and (at least in the US) rates of church attendance remain high - can a solution be found by merging the two to some degree? It might be worth try because as Luhrmann notes we're desperately in need of something to improve mental health services.