Have you ever been so clouded in darkness that there seemed to be no way out? Have you ever wondered if others would just be better off without you? Or maybe you just wanted the pain to end. I’ve been there. Even as a Christian board-certified clinical neuropsychologist treating patients with depression, I fell into the pit myself. But there is another way. I want to offer hope when a suicide attempt feels like the only option. National Suicide Prevention Week in the United States is September 8-14, 2019. Read my story below and be encouraged. You are not alone!
A reader noticed when she gets stressed, her heart races and she has a hard time catching her breath. Is it just stress, or is it something else? Read more for tips for coping with panic attacks and the best stress-reduction strategy I can offer.
Anxiety often starts off small and grows to troublesome proportions. Even Biblical greats suffered from anxiety and listened to lies from a spirit of fear. God’s answer to Moses about anxiety is the same as His answer to our doubts, fears, and anxiety today.
Anxiety and worry are an insidious thing. They creep in like a weekend guest and then take on a life of their own and move in for the long haul before you even realize what happened. Exchanging worry and anxiety for peace is not a one-time event. Beat anxiety with this process.
Hospice care is not without hope. Entering hospice care does not mean all hope is lost. Read more as Shelley Sisson, a retired hospice and palliative care nurse, shares a hope-filled perspective that dispels someone unfortunate common myths about hospice care.
I say I trust God in everything. But, what does that look like? Does it mean I believe everything He says? As I’ve read scriptures, God issued a challenge to me by showing me one little word that makes ALL the difference.