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BREAKING THE SILENCE: HOW YOUR CHURCH CAN RESPOND TO MENTAL ILLNESS

By AlexT / March 31, 2017 /

Originally written by Amy Simpson on December 2, 2014  “I met your mom on Sunday. My best friend’s mom smiled as she dried her hands on a kitchen towel. “I’ve seen her in church, but I had no idea she was your mom. She always sits so quietly, with her hands folded in her lap. She seems very nice.” I smiled politely in response, and she went back to her work in the kitchen. It took me only a couple of…

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Isn’t it Time We Talked About Mental Health?

By AlexT / March 31, 2017 /

Originally written by Ed Stetzer on December 2, 2014 With the recent onslaught of high-profile tragedies connected with mental illness, many people, Christians and non-Christians alike, are talking about the challenges of mental illness. It’s an important conversation. But one thing I’ve observed is the difficulty with which Christians address mental health in a responsible and holistic way. Mental illness carries with it an unfortunate and undeserved stigma to which many church leaders don’t know how to respond to those…

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40 Questions That Get Kids Talking

By AlexT / March 30, 2017 /

Written by Ariadne Brill One great way to encourage children to open up is to make a habit of cherishing daily conversations with your child. Conversations build connection. When children feel connected to their parent, they are more likely to feel well and be cooperative. When we pause and listen, we can really get to know so much about our children. Sometimes our children don’t readily open up and share about their day. It can be frustrating when all you want is…

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Christians examine when counseling, medication necessary for mental health

By AlexT / March 30, 2017 /

By Jennifer Lee Preyss Bonny Garcia laid in bed and felt the depression take over her mind. She pushed her arm under the pillow and pulled the covers over her head. The blinds remained closed and the room gray; the clock was approaching 11 a.m. Saturday. Feelings of hopelessness and inexplicable sadness streamed through her mind as she closes her eyes in the silence. It’s difficult for others to understand her struggle to get out of bed, or why she…

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