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Reacting to Cole LaBrant’s Tweets on Mental Illness

March 9, 2020

Hey guys, welcome back to my youtube channel, my name is Lauren and I really need to think of a new intro I probably shouldn’t do this but Whatever I’m gonna do it anyways I I’ve never talked about like drama or whatever in my channel. Um, so this is the first but I was attacked on Twitter I Can’t even say that with a straight face. Okay, like I wasn’t genuinely attacked but like it kind of We’re just gonna get into it and I’m gonna spill the teeth this youtuber That I haven’t subscribed to for a while and I follow on every social platform. At least I used to He tweeted Something that I was like honey, what are you doing? Usually when I see people tweet dumb stuff. I just kind of I’m like, okay, whatever like and I just ignore it, you know, but this one I Couldn’t ignore this time this youtuber, um, very popular Family Channel, um, Cola brand Okay, okay First starters. I am NOT trying to like Hate on the lebrandt family or whatever. You know what? Yes, they’re nice family blah blah all that stuff um I just don’t agree with everything that he says and I feel like he tweets and says a lot of stuff that he hasn’t done research about Before so he’s he has a big audience And so when you have a big audience, you need to know what you’re talking about and be educated because people are gonna listen to you and they’re going to you know believe whatever you say and if you’re saying things that aren’t true then it’s just putting lies and young people’s Minds and like I just I don’t agree with all that stuff. So he has tweeted about like mental health stuff before and like anxiety and depression and whatever and Typically, I would just ignore it and I would be like, okay, he doesn’t suffer from mental illness He just doesn’t know what he’s talking about. I don’t need any of y’all here coming for me, um because of this Yes, I said that Like he hasn’t liked or doesn’t have mental illness or depression or anxiety or whatever. Yes I don’t know him. He hasn’t said anything like or spoken about it on like Twitter or YouTube or whatever So yes, as far as I know he does not suffer from mental illness. Okay, don’t be coming for me. I don’t know him I don’t know his life story. Okay, as far as I know, okay. Thank you continue. But He had tweeted it a lot and so I was just kind of like Every time I saw it, I would just like he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Just keep on scrolling or whatever But this one I was just kind of like I don’t know. I was just kind of like it’s the final straw I was like, I’m annoyed he needs to stop tweeting about this So I responded I’ll read to you what his tweet was first No hate. No shade just eat and I was kidding But I’m not hating on him as an individual or their family or any of that stuff I’m just sharing my story and Yes, so he tweeted he said I’m gonna be real for a sec Our society loves to do whatever you want mentality and believes There’s no consequences for our actions yet wonders why everyone’s struggling from crippling anxiety and depression Everyone Anyways, then he went on to say the world that it’s lies will suffocate you freedom is found in Jesus alone so I do not disagree that freedom is found in Jesus and like he’s Capable of saving and he is capable of you know Doing miracles and stuff like that. Like don’t get me wrong. He’s able to heal he’s able to do miracles all that stuff but the fact to say that like Everyone Because he literally said yet wonders why everyone is struggling from crippling anxiety and depression? Not everyone is struggling from that So first of all, that’s the one thing I haven’t the issue with not everyone has anxiety and depression. Not everyone has mental illnesses it’s a claim that is completely false and like It’s just not okay to say that Yes, some people struggle with that but not everyone and To put that thought in people’s heads that like, oh, yes. Everyone is just gonna deal with that at some point It makes the people who actually deal with those issues like for real feel less Validated in those issues and it makes them you know It adds to a whole stigma of being like woman till illnesses aren’t a big deal because everyone has them when in fact everyone does Not have them I’m getting really heated about this topic. So Just fair warning So I responded a lot. I respond to a lot of things so, you know You might want to put your seat belt on for this ride. It’s gonna be a little bit of a bumpy ride Okay, um get some popcorn and get some snacks get a drink some tea preferably. It’s just good, right? And two people attacking me on Twitter another quick little side note, um, So I had a like I said a bunch of tweets like in response to him and like in response to people that were like being mean to me Crying no, I’m fine Um, I had to delete my Twitter not because I was being attacked so much or anything My Twitter was having Problems and like stuff wasn’t loading and whatever so I ended up making a new account under the same username. Everything is the same I just don’t have all of those old tweets and I don’t want that to appear that like Oh, I deleted them because I’m ashamed of them No, I’m incredibly proud and I still to this day stand by every single word that I said every response that I made to people I’m not regretful of anything that I said or anything I did because I tried my best to be very understanding of other people’s perspectives But I also try to inform them of as a person with mental illness how some of those things can be harmful to people With mental illnesses, but I’m really glad I made this video before all of that happened Because I like read through the majority of them So yeah, I just wanted to put that out there so you won’t be able to find them but it’s not because I deleted them because I’m ashamed of them or anything. It was like my Twitter was like having issues. So yes Continue on with the regularly filmed video the first thing I tweeted in response to this was because first of all, I just read that and I was like, uh, Not today, not today, honey. So I said, okay I’m a Christian and I think Jesus is awesome. Obviously and he is our ultimate freedom But I struggle with mental illness and I have for years I’ve experienced anxiety and depression as a believer You cannot pray away mental illness. It’s a chemical imbalance And I still stand by every single one of those words. I End up getting a lot of like replies and Messages and stuff out of this which I was not expecting. I was not like doing this to get attention or whatever I was just doing it because Somebody needed to say something then after that I said mental illnesses do not discriminate Anyone can have them and I choose to believe that God gave my anxiety to keep me Reliant on him and remind me of my great need for him in my life Which I still believe in. The one thing I would say is I feel like a lot of people Kind of misinterpret what I when I say that is like oh God gave me anxiety I don’t mean that he like like saw me and was like, you know what I just want to like make her life miserable Boom like anxiety like no. That’s not what I mean. I mean that God allows things into our lives. He allows things to happen So many people ever applied to me Like the most ridiculous things people have told me that I’m cursed that it’s because I’m a living in sin Then it’s because I’m possessed by demons All sorts of stuff. That’s why I’m anxiety and depression and I’m like Sorry, you’re disappointed. I don’t have the time of day to tell you. How wrong you are This was like my favorite tweet because it was the most Shady Like most ridiculous one. Okay, so this girl has the audacity to Tweet me After I said that and she said no one said that Christians can’t have mental illness But it’s the way you are allowing it to define you make better choices Make a choice to wake up and see one thing positive that morning choose to eliminate the things and people who make your anxiety worse This girl for real told me that I’m I’m allowing My mental illness to define me No, no, no honey. I’m just acknowledging that it’s there and that it’s real and that it’s something that I have to deal with kind of different Just know it’s like she doesn’t even know me This girl doesn’t even know me choose to eliminate the things and people who make your anxiety worse And I’m like girl don’t you think if I could I would but I can’t email These people, these people be like exhausting me like for real I have to deal with this for like two weeks, like people tweeting me this sort of stuff and I was just like, what did Okay Okay, what do you want me to do about it? So I find anxiety for nine years and I’ve prayed, you know tried to like be like Lord take this away from me. I don’t let this and I still have it so That’s not saying anything about me or God God sometimes doesn’t heal sometimes yeah, believe it or not Sometimes he chooses not to and that’s okay too. What is this? I hear sound theology I did get a lot of really nice responses. So I do want to say that this one said no doubt. God can heal However, he gave us doctors and medication. He never promised there wouldn’t be pain or suffering These are the things that often bring us closer to him. Some may never know him and not for pain and On this earth which like I loved like I got a lot of tweets similar to this and it’s like and I’m just like yes Like there were people out there that like no they get it like they get in No, God didn’t give you anxiety nor does he give anyone? mental illness some things I’m sorry. This is one of my one of the other ones that I think is so funny Some things pass through the bloodline to generational curse And it’s talked about in the Bible or through spirits oppressing the mind Jesus died for our freedom. Not just from sin But mental bondage. Okay, don’t get me wrong like yes, cool. Jesus did die for all that stuff. I get that but she basically said that I’m cursed and that there are spirits oppressing line, which is basically demon so she basically said I’m like demon possessed and that I’m cursed so I’m like And I wonder why Christians have a hard time speaking up about illnesses I Still don’t get why some people think Christians can’t have mental illnesses like Christians get cancer diseases divorces all sorts of stuff that everyone else can get We are no different than you. We just struggle differently. We’re not promised a life free from pain And the other thing is he is tweeted about that a lot. So Another thing he tweeted he tweeted one of those things that a lot of people to hear It’s like if you’re dealing with anxiety and depression just go outside exercise breathe drink water you know watch a good TV show or whatever and you’ll be fine and whatever and I’m just like that is not only really bad advice, but Very stigmatizing for people with mental illnesses because it makes it seem like they’re not even a big deal like that might help with someone Who’s like stressed out or whatever, but with someone who has anxiety and is like suffering from panic attacks. It’s kind of different So this is something that he tweeted and deleted I don’t know how quickly after but it was up but long enough for some people to see it I don’t I don’t hold respect for him anymore It didn’t want to end this with was talking about I guess supporting my beliefs or whatever Defending myself in case anybody else wants to come for me. This is a quote from Charles Stanly it says does God have to fix something for you to be happy if he removes the situation you may never learn he is sufficient for all you need and Said let him change you and discover his joy and whatever comes your way. I Love this quote. And I also just feel like it’s completely like spot-on with what I’m trying to get at. Is that sometimes God doesn’t Remove the bad situations. Sometimes he helps us grow in them and learn from them the whole idea that Christians shouldn’t shouldn’t have mental illnesses and that like, oh, we should always be like happy and content and like Oh, Christians shouldn’t go through like hardships or something Isaiah of the prosperity gospel, which is Not true very inaccurate Basically saying that like well if God truly loves us and if we’re truly good Christians Then we will be like wealthy and healthy and happy which isn’t true Like you can be a really strong Christian and God can still love you abundantly and you can still struggle in various aspects of your life so the thing I’m trying to get at is that it’s normal to go through like hardships and whatever and to say that that’s not okay to someone is very discouraging and like not help a little I read this and it Was a little like quote or whatever It says see anxiety is a teacher not an enemy when we demonize anxiety. We tend to increase anxiety This is because we resisting that we’re experiencing it and labeling. It is bad try to change your perspective Understand that everything in life can be a teacher if we let it Anxiety may just be the greatest teacher in life helping you to develop self-awareness Mindfulness compassion and ultimately the ability to surrender to what is beyond your control So it said at times God doesn’t pull us out of hard situations because he has a different plan We may feel as if he’s abandoning us But in reality he is protecting us not by deliverance But through strengthening when trouble and pain pay a visit we should seek to view the situation from God’s perspective by acts Asking herself these questions, which is a greater demonstration of the Lord’s power Changing something around me are changing something within my heart which is the greater faith builder seeing God’s deliverance from every difficulty or experiencing his presence and strengthening and in the midst of trials, which reward is greater immediate relief from discomfort or Tested and refined faith that will result and praise and glory when Christ returns Which answer to prayer is? greater that God has removed something and given me external peace or that he’s left me in a trial and given me an internal peace that nothing can steal not even my circumstances Does God have to fix something for you to be happy? You know, that’s up to you to answer but for me No, the answer is no But he doesn’t have to Fix stuff to me for me to be happy because I can be happy in the midst of those things I don’t have to be happy all the time. That’s physically and humanly impossible But I could be content knowing that God has a purpose in the pain So and I can find peace in the pain as well. Okay. I’ve talked to way too much Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed this video. If you did it, please be sure to give it a big thumbs up and subscribe Down below for more if you have not already and until my next video. Bye What is this I hear sound theology


  • Reply Lisa Bartling April 11, 2019 at 1:22 am

    Lauren I am super proud of you for taking a stand and speaking up for yourself and others who suffer from a mental illness. I agree that you should educate yourself on any topic before sharing with the masses.

  • Reply Rand April 14, 2019 at 2:29 am

    As a Christian who suffers from severe anxiety his tweets about mental health are VERY offensive. He'll never realize that unless he educates himself or go through a mental illness, he made me lose all of my respect for him. I strongly agree with everything you said, the way you explained it was just perfect! God bless you Lauren :))

  • Reply Mßtical_ Gãcha May 19, 2019 at 12:40 am

    Okay so, I understand where your coming from but i disagree with this. When he said "everyone" he didnt really mean that EVERYONE had depression and anxiety he was trying to add dramatics to what he was saying. But i dont understand when people said you were cursed and stuff. If you actually watched most of his videos you would find out that he is actually very smart and when he said about go outside and chill out if you have depression & anxiety he wasnt lying about that it is actually helps a little and tries to calm you down. I agree to what he was saying and not you. Sorry no drama mama

  • Reply BTS IS LIFE Y'ALL i feel like a proud mom of them July 12, 2019 at 5:30 am

    "Get some tea preferably" i think its ironic im legit drinking tea rn 😂

  • Reply Animal Lover September 10, 2019 at 1:05 am

    He attacked a 14 year old and 16 year old on twitter (Annie Leblanc and Asher Angel) for going on vacation together even though Annie was also with her family during the vacation and Asher was with his family during the vacation as well. So he needs to mind his business.

  • Reply Blakeleigh S. September 11, 2019 at 1:14 am

    I'm sorry, but I disagree, but I AM a Christian

  • Reply Christina Ehlers November 8, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Wonder why

  • Reply Christina Ehlers November 8, 2019 at 11:22 pm

    Girl I'm sorry for my other comment I didnt know and you're right god can heal and we are not promised no pain but you stood up for that and thankyou

  • Reply Christina Ehlers November 8, 2019 at 11:23 pm

    But I do kinda disagree maybe he didnt mean everything he said

  • Reply jane haviland November 9, 2019 at 12:30 am

    WOW he’s an asshole

  • Reply Elliee Rose November 11, 2019 at 9:15 pm

    10:12 saying take this away from me doesn’t work, focus your life on wanting peace and love for yourself instead of thinking of how you don’t want it, that’s lack.

  • Reply KB vlog December 26, 2019 at 2:13 am

    You need to listen what you said girl he was just saying so take a chill pill

  • Reply Lauren Hope Bartling December 26, 2019 at 3:03 am

    Thanks for checking out my video, before you comment please ensure you are respectful to both me and other people in the comment section.
    — Lauren ♡

  • Reply KB vlog December 26, 2019 at 3:41 am

    Well sorry mother " You never talk about drama on your channel " so um

  • Reply KB vlog December 27, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Hey mother take a chill pill this is the U.S.A and dont say what I can and not say you were not attacked you just said something to what he said so stop saying stuff that ant true how about you make one that saids I was attacked on YouTube

  • Reply Melissa Harris January 23, 2020 at 5:34 am

    It can all be prayed away. I was sucicidal with depression and severe anxiety at one time until one day I decided to hand it all to God and let him deal with it. So yes it can be prayed away we just have to make that choice to hand it to God. To trust him completely. To find the positive in everything no matter the situation.

  • Reply Kara Rickard January 28, 2020 at 10:39 pm

    Half way through and I had to stop this toxic crap

  • Reply Lauren Hope Bartling January 28, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    hello all:

    PLEASE read the description first before you comment hate. This video is simply meant to DISCUSS mental health and Cole LaBrants tweets on the subject. I am not targeting Cole NOR his family. Many people are miseducated/uneducated on the topic of mental health and mental illness and shouldn’t be preaching to masses falsehoods and hurtful things that further the stigma surrounding them. I in no way am insinuating God cannot heal you or me, but rather I am saying I am content either way. God doesn’t have to heal me or do something to prove that He’s good, that’s what the prosperity gospel preaches. I believe in the truths of the Bible and I believe that God is capable of such miracles, and He is also capable of allowing such tragedies. His plans for us are far greater than our own. He allows pain and hardships just like He allows people to be cured of cancers and healed from illnesses.

    God CAN heal us, but we must never presume that he MUST.

    “So to keep me from becoming conceited because of the surpassing greatness of the revelations, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:7-10‬ ‭ESV‬‬


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