Processing Pain Through Poetry

    by Linda K I wrote this poem a couple of months ago. I wrote it while trying to process the struggle of dealing with one sister who suffers with mental illness (bipolar disorder and bulimia) and other family members who don’t understand. I have experienced seven years of major clinical depression myself, and overContinue reading “Processing Pain Through Poetry”

Thinking About Mental Illness

“Brothers and sisters, do not be children in your thinking; yet in evil be infants, but in your thinking be mature.” (1 Corinthians 14:20, NASB) Those of us who are broken have to think through many things. Jesus is our Teacher, and He fully intends to educate His disciples. Following Him is vibrantly alive, it’s never aContinue reading “Thinking About Mental Illness”

The Only Army that Shoots its Wounded

By Dwight L. Carlson From an article in Christianity Today, February 9, 1998 “The only army that shoots its wounded is the Christian army,” said the speaker, a psychologist who had just returned from an overseas ministry trip among missionaries. He summed up the philosophy of the group he worked with as: 1. We don’tContinue reading “The Only Army that Shoots its Wounded”

Mental Illness in Children & Teens

Does your child go through intense mood changes? Does your child have extreme behavior changes too? Does your child get too excited or silly sometimes? Do you notice he or she is very sad at other times? Do these changes affect how your child acts at school or at home? Some children and teens withContinue reading “Mental Illness in Children & Teens”