Children in a Mentally Ill World

  Mental illnesses in parents represent a risk for children in the family. These children have a higher risk for developing mental illnesses than other children. When both parents are mentally ill, the chance is even greater that the child might become mentally ill. The risk is particularly strong when a parent has one orContinue reading “Children in a Mentally Ill World”

Proximity is Your Choice

“Nevertheless, I am continually with you;    you hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel,    and afterward you will receive me to glory.”  “Whom have I in heaven but you?    And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail,    but God is the strength of myContinue reading “Proximity is Your Choice”

On Being Loved More Gently (Disability)

There will be no wheelchairs, or canes, or even ‘seeing-eye dogs’ allowed in heaven. Some of us have been struggling with a mental or physical illness.  Some people don’t understand and they walk away.  This really hurts, and we can isolate ourselves even more.  We feel not only forsaken, but even “cursed” by God. ButContinue reading “On Being Loved More Gently (Disability)”

Help for the Trapped

“I am counted among those who go down to the pit;    I am like one without strength.” Psalm 88:4 In May 2011, this is what I wrote– “I feel like I am going through a meat grinder. Pushed against my will (and desire) I’m finding myself in a place I’d rather not be. My therapist confirmed todayContinue reading “Help for the Trapped”