Mental Health

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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How to Foster Better Mental Health This Year

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If you’re still thinking about doing something new for this year, I’d really like to suggest a CAR. And I don’t mean a physical one (unless we need one). CAR—Competency, Autonomy and Relationship—is a learning principle that can help us flourish and foster positive mental health.
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How Jesus Restored My Joy While I Battled Suicidal Thoughts

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I shouldn’t be here. If we lived in a world where Jesus Christ didn’t exist, I would be just another statistic among the world’s teenage suicides. A quiet sufferer who one day decided she had enough and ended it all.
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Is Freedom Possible if You Have Anxiety?

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“What we’re trying to do is—even when the anxiety stays—help you learn to live with it,” said my therapist for the umpteenth time. I know what my therapist said is true, but it’s still a hard pill to swallow.
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5 Ways to do Christian Self-Care

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It’s been a long week. You’ve had never-ending deadlines, you’ve slept an average of five hours, and you still have Bible study tonight and church meetings over the weekend.
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It's Time We Talk About Mental Health in Church

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Consider this finding from a National Church Life Survey  from a few years ago: one in six church attenders sought or received treatment for a mental health issue in the previous two years. This mirrors the reality of mental health issues experienced by the Australian population as a whole. Let that sink in.