Get Real About How You Feel

Today marks the beginning of Mental Health Week in Canada. There is so much stigma attached to mental health that people who are struggling with it suffer in silence because they don't know how others will react. Mental Health affects all of us and we need to have an environment which will offer support and …

The Faces of Mental Illness

“Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.” – Unknown This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week so I thought it would be appropriate …

Overcoming Fear

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind - 2 Timothy 1:7 I used to think that as a Christian woman, fear isn't something I should ever feel so whenever I experienced it, I felt guilty and chided myself, saying, "You shouldn't be feeling …

The Sunshine Comes

Do not lose hope, please believe that there are thousands of beautiful things waiting for you. Sunshine comes to all who feel rain. -R.M. Drake After staring at her painted toenails, she finally raised her head to look up at him.  They were standing by the lake on a cloudy Sunday afternoon.  They had just …

World Mental Health Day

“The deepest pain I ever felt was denying my own feelings to make everyone else comfortable.” Today is World Mental Health Day and the theme for this year is Mental health in the workplace. It is so important for those who are living with mental illness work in environments that are supportive and conducive to …

Parental Fighting

Is fighting in front of your children ever a good thing?  An ABC News article says, it depends. In the article, Dr. Gordon Harold, a researcher at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, parents can argue in front of their children but should do so with caution.  "It would be unrealistic to say that , you …

Women and Mental Health

May 1-7 has been Mental Health awareness week. One in three Americans struggles with mental illness but the rate is much higher in women.  Research shows that women are 40% more likely to develop depression than men.  It is not clear why mental illness is more common among women but doctors have come up with a number …

Mental Health Crisis in India

More than 50 million people in India suffer from a mental illness.  In 2011, India recorded the highest rate of major depression in the world at 36 per cent.  According to doctors, roughly 10 per cent of India's population suffers from depression - MGMH   Women with mental illness are treated as less than human. …

Women and Postpartum Depression

For 1 in 8 women, new motherhood is anything but joyous - Health.com Postpartum depression is a very real and very serious problem for many mothers. It can happen to a first time mom or a veteran mother. It can occur a few days... or a few months after childbirth - Richard J. Codey Recently on the news …

Women And Divorce

I have heard a pastor advise couples who are entering into marriage to make up their minds that divorce was not going to be an option.  The Bible says that infidelity is the only legitimate reason for divorce.  And it tells us that God hates divorce.  Marriage was meant to be a lifelong commitment.  It …

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