Depression

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? 

Can a Christian suffer from depression? My story

Can a Christian suffer from depression? My story

But how does this prove that this prominent Christian leader was wrong in his views on depression? Because I have never been closer to Jesus in my life than I was those three months that I was depressed.

More questions about the effectiveness of antidepressants in kids

More questions about the effectiveness of antidepressants in kids

The professional community, parents and families hold assumptions about the effectiveness of psychotropic medication, especially medication for depression, that are unrealistic based upon our understanding of the research literature.

The unchurched believe churches don’t welcome people with mental illness

The unchurched believe churches don’t welcome people with mental illness

We likely have a minimum of 25 million adults with mental illness who don’t attend church. If the majority of those 25 million adults believe they won’t be welcomed at church, WE HAVE A REALLY BIG PROBLEM.