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4 Black Church Resources That Can Help People Living With Depression

(4) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 2:39 PM

Most churches could do a lot more to support people who live with mental illnesses. Many Christian teachings link health, wealth and faith in ways that can make anyone having a bad day feel like God has abandoned them. This feels all the more injurious to someone living with a...

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Losing Faith, Finding Hope: A Journey With Depression

(181) Comments | Posted October 13, 2012 | 9:24 AM

Many people describe depression as a kind of intense grief. It is a deep sadness. It's like heartbreak, agony and despair all at once. I think depression is worse than grief. Grief usually has an identifiable cause. There are stages. People understand why you are sad. It eases with time.

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Jesse Jackson Jr., Mental Health and Life Choices

(7) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 1:34 PM

In the 30th chapter of Deuteronomy, Moses speaks in the voice of God and offers the Hebrew community a choice:

"I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life" (verse 19).

This is a wonderfully dramatic passage -- on which I've heard many good sermons...

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Will Churches Look After The Sick?

(27) Comments | Posted October 4, 2011 | 6:06 PM

When I was a teenager, I liked a boy who attempted suicide. I remember calling his home on an ordinary day. His mother answered the phone and told me a harrowing story of how she came home, and found his tall lanky body in the bathtub with blood spilling into...

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