Posts

Help, My Body's Out of Control!

/
I’m not sure how I got down this particular rabbit hole, but I ended up reading an article about body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). And what I read crushed me.

I Battle With Anxiety, But I'm Not Defeated

/
I don’t know the exact timing, but some five years ago I began my long, draining battle with depression and anxiety disorders. The seasons since have fluctuated in ferocity and been riddled with counselor meetings, psychiatric appointments, medications, and even suicidal urges.

Why This Joker Should Be Taken Seriously

/
This version of the Joker’s story is one that speaks into how divisive our society is, examines the dark hold that depression has on people, as well as pointing to the emptiness and meaninglessness of life that many of us feel. It is a cautionary tale about the villains our society can create when love, empathy for others, and truth are thrown to the wayside.

Editor’s Picks: Best of Mental Health and the Gospel

/
Mental Health. Mostly, the threats come in ways you can’t see. But the claws of mental health struggles become very, very tangible as they seep into our lives and affect how we’re able to cope, live, and work. Sometimes it’s a challenge for Christians to talk about this. Afterall, doesn’t Jesus make us whole?

3 Ways to Push Through A Dry Season

/
Three years ago, l entered a dry season. Up till then, l had been a private school teacher for 14 years; l had worked 75 hours a week, including on the weekends and during school holidays.

Don't Let Depression Define You

/
The first few years, it was simply a sudden and unexpected heaviness of heart and mind. The feeling of being stuck in thick darkness and finding no safety. But it was overwhelming. Losing control of my mind, seeing fear take over. Despair settling in. Hopelessness filling my heart.

My Loneliness Drew Me Closer to Christ

/
My entire life has been about being mediocre. Coming from a family of high achievers, my achievements have always paled in comparison. And as an introverted middle child in a rather huge family, I have always struggled to voice out my feelings or opinions. Being invisible is what best describes me.

Letter to A Depressed Christian

/
Dear Depressed Christian, I know about the scars on your wrists. I know you spend your sleepless nights crying

Is Anxiety A Sin?

/
Your hands turn sweaty when you think about going to school. Your heart pounds like a drum when you’re almost at the counter but still can’t decide what to eat for lunch.