Coming to Grips That My Mental Health Wasn't Okay

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Growing up in a Christian household, mental health wasn’t something that was talked about at all. Sure, we would go to the doctor if we were physically sick, but when it came to the mental side of things, well, why would one need to see a psychologist if we had God with us? 

5 Helps for That 2020 Anxiety

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My coworker turned to me yesterday and started, “Did you hear the news about . . .?” I cringed inside, not wanting to hear how he would finish the sentence. I was already anticipating negative news that would further disrupt this already difficult week.

I Was on the Brink of Killing Myself

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Planning my route to the place where I wanted to kill myself, I cried out to God in utter desperation for the first, and what I thought would be, the last time.

4 Weapons For Battling Anxiety in Difficult Seasons

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Fresh waves of anxiety threatened to pull me under. Honestly? I felt like God had played me. I trusted Him when I left the business I co-founded. I trusted Him to order my steps towards purpose. And I trusted Him when I prayerfully entered that relationship.

Losing Patience with COVID-19? Two Tips to Keep Yourself Mentally Sane

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Like me, you probably thought that this outbreak would not last for long. But looking at the current situation, the pandemic is unlikely to end soon. We have to learn to co-exist with it for a long time. Does this make you feel anxious or uncertain, wondering when Covid-19 will ever end or how it might continue to impact our lives as we’ve known it? If so, here are a few suggestions to help us remain mentally healthy as we wait for the traces of Covid-19 to completely disappear.

From Bulimia to Depression: Jesus' Firm Grip on Me in the Midst of Mental Illness

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But just as I began to turn less to binge-eating as a coping mechanism, the despair I was already feeling intensified and I fell deep into the darkness of clinical depression. Every new dawn brought with it an onslaught of suicidal thoughts, and there were countless days where I felt utterly dysfunctional and bedridden.

4 Lies to Combat When You Feel Lonely

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Loneliness can drag on over days and weeks, and easily lead to discouragement and dejection. During this time, the lies we’re tempted to believe about our loneliness can be especially crippling, oftentimes preventing us from reaching out and forming the connections we so deeply desire. Here are some lies we can watch out for:

How Can I Serve God While Battling Depression?

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Charles Spurgeon? Depression? I first heard of Charles Spurgeon from my pastor when he shared some insightful quotes from Spurgeon’s many sermons. At the time, I remember being immensely awed by this “giant” of a preacher—and it never occurred to me that someone like Spurgeon would struggle with depression.

Are You Weak Enough for God to Use You?

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I’ve always struggled with separation anxiety. For a long time, venturing to other countries for study or work seemed impossible. But at 19, I ended up going overseas alone. I did a five-month internship in San Francisco as part of my school curriculum.