Mental Health

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A woman looks depress and hopeless in her office

I Quit My Job for My Mental Health

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Backstabbing colleagues. Inattentive managers. An unmanageable, ever-growing workload. These were a few of the factors that made me quit my job.
Dear Church, Can We Talk About Mental Disorder?

Let's Talk About Mental Disorders

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I tried sharing about my mental health struggles at one of the first churches I served in. I thought asking for help from a church leader would be a good idea. But the response I got was simply, just pray more, trust God more.
A girl happily cycling around

8 Ways We Can Be Kinder to Ourselves

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Our minds are often so vulnerable to self-criticisms and ruthless inner dialogues—“I can’t do anything right”, “I am not good enough”—that we find it easier to speak kindly to others than to ourselves. But given what Christ has done for us at the cross, the way we put ourselves down is not something that God desires for us.
two girls are reading bible together

Seeking Help Was the Important First Step to My Recovery

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I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was first bullied in school at the age of 7. I would often go to bed with a lump in my throat and a heavy feeling in my chest, and cry myself to sleep.
A man head is cover on the laptop

Productivity Tips From 3 Bible Characters

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As I think about how often productivity, fatigue, and burnout are part of our vocabulary, I wonder if it’s time to assess our work ethics and consider some truths from the Bible that may help us.
Lady facing backwards tying her hair

My Baby’s Death Showed Me I No Longer Need to Self-Harm

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I remember the surprising relief that came with that first cut. It felt stinging and exhilarating and guilt-ridden all at once. Little did I know then that it would be the first of many to come.
Woman looking out a car window

How To Rest Without Feeling Guilty

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I grew up in a family where we were reminded to not “just sit there” but to keep our hands busy and help others out. This has made resting unsettling for me, as it seems to be the same as “doing nothing”, which doesn’t make sense when there’s always something to be done.
a girl is feeling tired and stress

How to Tell if You're Burned Out or Just Exhausted

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It hit me one afternoon, that feeling that I couldn’t keep going on anymore. The intense weight of the expectations—both my own and those from other people—felt so heavy that I believed the only way out was to end my life.
Illustration of hand catching thoughts

How I Learned to Take My Thoughts Captive

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“You’re so careless!” “Why are you so . . . stupid. How many times do I have to repeat myself?” “You’ll never amount to anything . . . ” These are just a small sample of the verbal knockdowns I grew up with.