Depression

Three Insights for a Creating Mental Health Ministry

Three Insights for a Creating Mental Health Ministry

With this simple template, Beth and the staff at Colorado Community Church have helped hundreds of people with their mental health and helped them understand themselves as children of God. You can do the same!

Your Disappointment Doesn’t Scare God

Your Disappointment Doesn’t Scare God

God is not put off by your recognition that life is not what you want it to be. He is in it with you, more than you can know. The good news is, he is in the business of redemption, restoration, and re-creation. His good plans will far exceed your wishes. So live in grief for what you have lost, and live in anticipation for what will be. You are blessed.

The Gospel and Depression

The Gospel and Depression

I speak about depression. I write books. But shame exists deep within. Part of the reason (outside of the battle of the mind) is because the stigma is alive in churches. “You are less spiritual than others,’ my illness whispers in my ear. “You can’t be a Christian and depressed,” I believe the enemy chimes in.

The suicide epidemic among high functioning persons with autism

The suicide epidemic among high functioning persons with autism

Adults with autism and no intellectual disability are over nine times more likely to commit suicide when compared to their age-matched peers.

How to Ignite a Song of Hope When the Whistling Stops

How to Ignite a Song of Hope When the Whistling Stops

Since depression is one of the leading disabling conditions today, it’s time to embrace the struggles and supports needed.  Labeling is so crushing; it’s time for us to learn and listen to those in need. Additionally, it’s time to unite as a Christian community of care, not criticism.  The following are seven common struggles, their symptoms, and ways to support.

ADHD, suicide, African-American boys…and how churches might help

ADHD, suicide, African-American boys…and how churches might help

Is the stigma against treatment of mental illness generally, and treatment of ADHD specifically a contributing factor to the difference in rates of completed suicide among African-American children and other ethnic groups?