Mental Health Project (General)

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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.
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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.
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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 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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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. 
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Finding Christ After Sexual Assault

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I was about 24 and living in the UK when I was sexually assaulted by my flatmate. By the time I got the courage to tell the police what had happened, he had returned to his home country, and there was little they could do.
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Coping with Mental Health From a Culturally Different Background

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Growing up as a South Asian in a Christian family in Australia, I often felt a tension between my identity and the challenges I faced at home, compared to my life outside of those walls—both literally and figuratively.
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How to Walk with a Friend Through Their Mental Health Journey

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As a registered Christian counsellor in a private practise, I have seen and heard words and actions that are unhelpful for people battling anxiety.