Category Archives: Mental Illness

Hope For People with Bipolar Illness

There is hope for people with bipolar illness. Many famous artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh, lived with manic-depression without the benefits of our current state of knowledge. Living with that disorder, now named bipolar illness, presents challenges beyond most … Continue reading

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Where Does Mental Illness Come From?

Where does mental illness come from? One of the most perplexing issues for Christians is the relationship between spiritual problems and mental illness. Is lack of faith, failure to pray, for example, the reason a person becomes depressed? Because a … Continue reading

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Depression Can Lead to Addiction

Depression can lead to addiction. To escape his dislike of his life, taxi driver Joe used vodka binges. Those led, however, to a plan to end his life. Like the weeds that grow in our yard, demanding our constant attention to … Continue reading

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Recovering From Spiritual Depression

Spiritual Depression Some may be surprised to learn that spiritual leaders experience spiritual depression, or what we call “burnout.” After a period of faithful leadership, for example, these pastors and other leaders report they “hit a brick wall.” What causes … Continue reading

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What Happens To Our Brain In Depression?

A Teen Brain in Depression What happens to our brain in depression? Pastor Johnson’s teen daughter became so depressed he brought her to Christian psychiatrist Donald Hall. Her softball teammates had “betrayed” her, she believed for example, an ex-boyfriend was … Continue reading

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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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