Posts in Mental Health Tools
How Pastors Can Love Their Church through Mental Health Difficulties

When someone from church is newly diagnosed with cancer, we know what to do: offer verbal condolences, bring a meal, help with childcare or work around the house. When someone from church is newly diagnosed with a mental health condition, it’s not uncommon to have no idea what to do, or how to eke out any words of support.

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Is Self-Care Selfish?

I burrowed into the far corner of the white leather couch, clutching the silky, floral pillow like a life preserver.  I looked up and my gaze floated away into the painting pinned to the wall behind her.  Maybe I was hoping to drift away from this ceaseless cyclone of frustration, exhaustion, anxiety and depression.  Seated across from me, my counselor gently began to navigate into the depths of my unsettling emotions and thoughts.

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Three Significant Skills Required for a Remarkable, Successful Life

The new school year is in full swing! Shortly before school started, I stopped by Target to grab a few things. As I turned into the parking lot, I realized almost every family with school-aged children in the city—one of the fastest growing in the nation—had decided to go to Target too.

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3 Reminders to Breathe During a Busy Day

The turn from summer to fall can feel like one of the most drastic seasonal changes of the year. Not only does the daylight become shorter, but our days become busier. For many of us, this season shift is a move away from relaxing by the pool to sitting in a library with your face in a book. But even if you aren’t a student, the fall can feel like such a change for full-time workers. You have 300 more days until your next destination trip and the office feels like an inescapable pit.

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