Depression: Take Another Look

  Depression has been called the “common cold” of mental disorders, and one source estimates that it disrupts the lives of 30 to 40 million Americans. Depression is too complicated to solve with a single answer. Gary Collins, in Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide (Dallas: Word, 1988), lists eight major categories of causes for depression,*Continue reading “Depression: Take Another Look”

Rainy Day People

“Rainy day people always seem to know when it’s time to call, Rainy day people don’t talk, they just listen till they’ve heard it all. Rainy day lovers don’t lie when they tell ‘ya they’ve been down like you. Rainy day people don’t mind if you’re cryin’ a tear or two.” — Gordon Lightfoot, 1975 […]

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”

Tigger Meets With a Therapist

from the Internet–   A Therapists Consultation: TIGGER (Winnie the Pooh’s Irrepressible Friend.) Diagnosis: Attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD): Tigger’s continual bouncing, hyperactivity and irresponsible attitude cause problems for him and those with whom he lives, as well as those he interacts with in the wider community. Physical presentation: Rarely sits still. He’s always running,Continue reading “Tigger Meets With a Therapist”