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Results for Mental Illness

Churches Shun Mental Illness; Offer Little Help to Sufferers, Families
Originally Posted: 09/23/2014 - 9:29am | Type: Blog

Protestant clergy rarely preach about mental illness to their congregations and only one quarter of congregations have a plan in place to assist members who have a mental health crisis, a new LifeWay Research ...

Remember That Our Lives Matter
Originally Posted: 08/15/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

We need to (re)learn to be more human. And most importantly, remind yourself that YOU are loved. Not just merely by your loved ones but also by the ONE who created all that is good and beautiful. ...

Suicide and Pain: What Are We Missing?
Originally Posted: 08/13/2014 - 2:14pm | Type: Blog

While I believe that we should never replace God by trying to be the Savior, I do believe we should be a place where those who are hurting can come. Yesterday morning I was prepar ...

Suicide a Risk Even for Beloved Characters Like Robin Williams
Originally Posted: 08/12/2014 - 2:44pm | Type: Blog

That a “universally beloved” entertainer such as Robin Williams could commit suicide “speaks to the power of psychiatric illness,” mental health experts say. That a “universally b ...

On the Other Side of Suicide
Originally Posted: 08/12/2014 - 11:21am | Type: Blog

No one is exempt from being unhappy. Even from being depressed at times. Though it may not be something I would consider, I can’t ignore — nor judge — those who feel that maybe we’d be better off without them. ...

Rick Warren to Pastors: 'There Is No Testimony Without a Test'
Originally Posted: 06/10/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

Sharing how he has coped after his son’s suicide last year, megachurch pastor Rick Warren, urged Southern Baptist pastors to let their times of suffering be acts of ministry. Shar ...

Please Stop Calling Your Relatively Privileged Life 'Crazy' and 'Messy'
Originally Posted: 10/30/2013 - 7:14am | Type: Blog

What do you think about the way people use words like “bipolar,” “crazy,” and “manic” when they really mean “moody,” “energetic,” “quirky” and even “fun?" A few weeks ago, I ...

Proclaiming Souls
Originally Posted: 10/08/2013 - 12:02pm | Type: Blog

Last week, social media were alive with speculations of terrorism, domestic or international, with connections between [the D.C. incident] and the government shutdown, with any number of theories about gun vio ...

Is Grief a Mental Illness? New Diagnostic Changes Say 'Maybe'
Originally Posted: 05/21/2013 - 9:18am | Type: Blog

At issue are questions as fundamental as how long we grieve, what clinical label we assign to sadness, and when grief transforms into mental illness. The modification also rekindles long-standing debates about ...

'This Doesn't Go Away'
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Amy Simpson Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church's Mission by Amy Simpson FOR SERIOUS AND chron ...

Church Leaders Tackle the Stigma of Mental Illness
Originally Posted: 05/06/2013 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

Matthew Warren’s suicide last month has prompted a number of evangelical leaders to talk about how churches can better help those dealing with mental illness in their congregations. ...

Faith or Insanity? Homebrewed CultureCast with Psychologist Stephen Simpson
Originally Posted: 04/02/2013 - 1:08pm | Type: Blog

This week on the Homebrewed CultureCast, we welcomed Stephen Simpson, one of the heads of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, to the show to discuss the intersection of faith and psychology. ...

Amazing Grace in the Mental Ward
Originally Posted: 05/13/2011 - 1:15pm | Type: Magazine Article

William O'Brien For years, I had fought against the stigmas that dehumanize people with mental illness. Now here I was on the inside. ...

A Place of Peace and Rest
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Emily C. Dossett Churches are helping many with mental illness find medical, psychological, and spiritual aid. ...