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Do you wake up some days and simply find yourself in a bad mood? It is easy to do. There are so many things that can disrupt our lives and bring us down if we let them. The key is […]

  Awhile back, I posted on my Facebook page a question, “Is it easy to talk about depression in the church?” The overwhelming response to the question was, “No.” In fact, the church was the last place most people felt […]

You were not meant to be alone. Your physical and emotional states function best when you are in healthy connections with others. So what happens when a person lives in isolation? Isolation often brings anxiety based in the fear that you are on […]

Monica struggles with depression and she is not alone. She is one in five people who will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder this year. And if she doesn’t address her depression, she could be one of ten who will […]

My daughter brought the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” to my attention. She was riveted to the series, but felt it was dark and disturbing. “Mom, you’ve got to watch this. I don’t know what to think as it gets […]

We tend to think that having high expectations for ourselves or even other people is a good thing, but is it? John always wanted to go to medical school, but felt like no one ever guided him towards that goal. […]

“It’s hopeless! Nothing will change and I just feel so discouraged.” Depression has a voice that comes from our thoughts. The voice of depression is hopeless, anxious and negative—all counter to the Word of God. When you listen to the voice of […]

Being a pastor can be a dangerous job. Consider the profile of John Smith. His pastoral experience is shared by many. His response to  stress and pressure of the job is of grave concern. Pastor: Johns Smith (fictitious name) Job: […]

It’s cold. You don’t want to get out of bed. Lately you’ve been craving carbs. It’s hard to get motivated. You just want to hibernate! Since this feeling come on seasonally, you think, “I must have the winter blues!” Maybe, since […]

What happens to your emotions when you go on social media platforms? Could they become negative and lead to depression? My daughter recently tried an experiment related to this question. She was given an assignment in one of her graduate […]