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Category: Mental Health

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be happy enjoy life

This is how you can be happy and enjoy life

Happiness is not about what you have, it’s about who you are with. Happiness is about loving and being loved. It is relational.  If you truly want to be happy and enjoy life, it starts with understanding just how much God loves you. Once you get a grasp of that love, happiness will bubble out…
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spirit of doubt and unbelief

How the spirit of doubt and unbelief can strengthen your faith

When we are struggling with doubt and unbelief we don’t want a tidy scripture or a Sunday School answer. We want something that is going to reunite us with the comforting feeling of belief. But, feelings lie. Truth is deeper than a feeling.  Doubt and unbelief are actually building blocks of faith. Many of us…
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live your life to the fullest

Are you living your life to the fullest?

Are you living your life to the fullest or are you sleepwalking through life? Do you find yourself daydreaming about the past or a future that feels unobtainable? We can easily get stuck in these kinds of thoughts. They are the greatest thief in the present.  The mind can play tricks on us and hold…
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Making peace with imperfection can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Learn how to make peace with yourself with God’s help.

How to make peace with your past

Making peace with your past means accepting your own imperfections and seeing who you are through God’s eyes. Sometimes it is easier to forgive others than to forgive yourself. In fact, making peace with yourself can be downright impossible when you are holding on to “stuck” points.  Shame is not of God Guilt motivates us…
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What Not to Say to Someone With PTSD

What not to say to someone with PTSD

When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who comes to your mind? Often we associate this condition with soldiers, but it can affect civilians as well. It can follow a life-threatening situation, sexual trauma, a natural disaster, caring for a terminally ill child, and many other traumatic experiences. However, it also does not happen…
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How to Help People With Depression

How to help people with depression

People with depression need your love and support. The best way to help is to be there for them. Depression hurts physically and emotionally. It impacts the one experiencing it and the loved ones surrounding him or her. It is not discriminatory and can affect anyone, regardless of age, economics, social status, gender … the…
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5 Ways You Can Help Someone With Depression

Five ways you can help someone with depression

We all know someone who struggles with depression. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that 322 million people worldwide struggle with depression. Knowing how to support someone with depression is a skill set we all need to develop. It shows our loved one that they are not alone, something that is vital for…
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Mental Health vs. Physical Health: Is It Really One or the Other?

Mental health vs. physical health: Is it really one or the other?

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Yet in our society, we rarely talk holistically about the mental and physical well-being of an individual. Instead, physical health gets the main stage. Perhaps this is in part…
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Is Mental Illness a Disease?

Is mental illness a disease?

According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), “Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in emotion, thinking or behavior (or a combination of these).” These health conditions impact one’s day-to-day life in social settings, work environments and/or family activities.  There is some question within the psychiatric field as to whether mental illness is in fact…
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Where Should You Turn When You Are Struggling With Mental Illness?

Where should you turn when you are struggling with mental illness?

When you are struggling with mental illness, please do not think you can handle it alone. Seek help. Reach out to someone near you whom you trust, a friend, a family member, a peer. Make sure it is a safe person who will help you find the resources you need.  Mental illness requires a holistic…
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