Mental Health Project (General)

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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.
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My Vision for the Church—A Safe Space for Men to Speak About Their Mental Health

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Who, or what, makes the ideal man? I’m an Australian guy, and sometimes it can be hard to have a straightforward answer. However you define a true-blue Australian man, there seems to be one universal agreement: Men should not be weak. 
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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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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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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. 
Coming to Grips That My Mental Health Wasn't Okay

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? 

ASK YMI: If God Is Real, Why Do Christians Commit Suicide?

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It’s a bold and a fair question, but somewhat misinformed in its assumptions. It seems to assume that being a Christian somehow exempts a person from their own brokenness and the world’s brokenness. It doesn’t.

4 Ways Your Pastor Might Be Struggling More Than You Think

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When news broke on the suicide of Pastor Andrew Stoecklein from Inland Hills Church, California, a concerned friend sent me a message to appreciate my work and to find out how I was doing. It was a nice gesture triggered by a sense of shock that was shared by many others in the world. How could it be that a pastor who seemed to “have it all together,” was so overwhelmed by the pressures of pastoral ministry and personal struggles that he took his own life?

What Not To Say To Someone Struggling With Mental Illness

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Their eyebrows rose when I told them what I was writing about. I was grabbing lunch at a Christian Writer’s conference, and somehow ended up explaining to two other women that I was writing about my faith journey in light of a bipolar diagnosis.