Category Archives: Mental Illness

Treatment of Paranoia II

People with paranoid fear believe others are constantly watching them. Carl Johnson felt afraid of people, who talked behind his back, and who were out to get him (See blog “Treatment of Paranoia,” December 2, 2016), but he had one thing … Continue reading

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Treatment Of Paranoia

Carl Johnson believed his co-workers talked about him behind his back. He also thought the company bosses felt hostile to him. While driving one day, another driver tailgated him, infuriating him into a murderous rage. Only the state insignia painted … Continue reading

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Suicide Causes: Q & A

Q: How many people in the USA attempt suicide each year? A: 750,000 Q: How many people succeed? A: 30,000 Q: What is suicide cause #1? A: Untreated depression Q: How does mental illness influence a person to commit suicide? A: … Continue reading

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God’s Depression Treatment

Treatment For Depression We’ve seen the kind of treatment people have devised in order to relieve the suffering of depression: medicine and counseling (see blog, October 28). Although we welcome the advances in medicine and in counseling to help people, … Continue reading

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Depression Treatment

Depression: The Common Cold of Mental Illness “I not only thought about it,” said Peter, “I planned it; I rehearsed it!” Peter, the Sunday school class president, rose to close the meeting after I taught on Job’s wanting to die … Continue reading

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Types of Depression III- Bipolar Illness

According to statistics released by the Depression and Bipolar Alliance (DPA): Bipolar disorder affects approximately 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year. (National Institute of Mental Health) The median age … Continue reading

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Types Of Depression II

The new (2013) Diagnostic And Statistical Manual 5 (DSM) changed some categories of depression. It replaces the older category of dysthymia, or long-term depression from childhood, with persistent depressive disorder. For lack of scientific basis to differentiate dysthymia from chronic … Continue reading

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Types of Depression

What do We Know about Depression? At some time in your life you have a 1/10 chance of being diagnosed with depression, the “common cold of mental illness.” The number of patients diagnosed with depression increases 20% each year. 80% … Continue reading

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The Sight of Misfortune

 Today I lunched with a friend, who described himself as someone with “a strong diagnosis.” He meant his diagnosis of mental illness.  To calm his symptoms in stress, for example, his service dog remains by his side–day and night. People … Continue reading

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Funny Man

Robin Williams (1951-2014) was our Funny Man. Through his TV series, movies, stand-up comedy, and personal interactions, he loved to make us laugh.  We mourn the loss of a cultural ikon who loved, more than anything else, to double over … Continue reading

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