Ignoring emotional pain won’t make it disappear. Pain is a signal that something needs to be addressed. It’s like an untreated broken leg that stays with you, demanding attention. Stacey McDonald shares how to face the pain head-on and seek healing.
It’s no secret that we all face challenges in our lives. Sometimes these challenges can be overwhelming and can take a toll on our mental health. The question many ask is “how can I improve my mental and emotional health?” There are ways to cope with these challenges and maintain our mental health. Here are 15 tips to maintain your mental health.
Did you know that 49% of pastors admit they rarely or never speak to their congregation about mental illness? Or, that 35% of Americans say mental illness could be overcome with Bible study and prayer alone? These statistics from Lifeway Research reveal perhaps a stigma attached to therapy, meditation, and/or medical treatment needed for the one in five Americans who suffer from mental illness. Dive into a candid conversation with Stacey McDonald as we navigate the crucial topic of mental health. Together, we’ll challenge the stigma and empower others to have open and honest discussions.
During a challenging time of illness, I discovered the power of love and compassion from friends who reached out to help in my time of need. In this blog post, I share practical suggestions for helping a friend in need, from simple gestures of checking in to offering a helping hand and heartfelt presence. You can make a difference in the lives of your loved ones when they need it most when you know how to help.
A few years ago, I spent many weeks battling pneumonia, the flu, bronchitis, and a relapse of pneumonia. I’m appreciative of the many friends who went the extra mile during this challenging time to minister to me in my time of need. Maybe you’re not sure how to help someone in the midst of a crisis. Often, when we don’t know what to do, we do nothing at all. Read more as I share ways we can be the hands and feet of Jesus and offer meaningful support when we have a friend who is sick. One thing I know for certain is #wearebettertogether!