Mental Illness

I beseech God to obtain prosperity unto thee in this world, to confer favour upon thee in His Supreme Kingdom, and to heal thee from the illness which has befallen thee for some hidden reason which no one knows save God.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Divine Art of Living, p. 59.

Madness, incurable otherwise, can be cured through prayer.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Lights of Guidance, p. 281

Spiritual feelings have a surprising effect on healing nervous ailments.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, pp. 150-151

The worst enemies of the Cause are in the Cause and mention the name of God. We need not fear the enemies on the outside for such can be easily dealt with. But the enemies who call themselves friends and who persistently violate every fundamental law of love and unity, are difficult to be dealt with in this day, for the mercy of God is still great. But ere long this merciful door will be closed and such enemies will be attacked with a madness.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Star of The West, Vol.6, No.6, p.45

With the love of God all sciences are accepted and beloved, but without it, are fruitless; nay, rather the cause of insanity.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Bahá’í World Faith, p. 366

As regards the question about a person who is mentally ill attending the Feasts, anybody who is well enough mentally to attend a Bahá’í Feast and understand what it is all about is certainly well enough to be a voting member. Only people who are very seriously deranged mentally and confined to institutions or under constant supervision should be deprived of their voting rights.

Shoghi Effendi, Messages to Canada, p. 241