Tag Archives: mental-health

117. Bright Light Therapy

From http://www.johnshopkinshealthalerts.com. Exposure to bright light may help lighten the symptoms of major depression, according to a study reported in the Archives of General Psychiatry (Volume 68, page 61). In the study, Dutch researchers included 89 people with major depressive … Continue reading

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115. Never Give In

On October 29, 1941, Prime Minister Winston Churchill gave a speech to the students of Harrow School in Great Britain, a school he had attended in his youth. The passage below often comes to mind when one is thinking of … Continue reading

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111. Learning How to Live Well Again!

I liked the posting below by John Folk Williams because it reflected much of my journey from crisis to stability. You’ll notice that John first went the route of the body. Then he realized he needed to treat the symptoms … Continue reading

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102. Good, Better, Best

Good, better, best Never let it rest Until the good is better And the better best It is good to have your body healed; it is better to have your body and soul healed; it is best to have your … Continue reading

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101. The Exchanged Life

This is an excerpt from my struggle journal, dated September 9, 2007, when I was deep into depression. It shows how God can help us even in our most terrible moments. “Today was an incredibly bad day. I self-medicated with … Continue reading

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100. The Quiet Crisis of Chronic Depression

Since I have written my novel, Too Late in the Afternoon: One Man’s Triumph over depression, and since I have started coaching those who are depressed, I have been deeply struck with the high number of people who have depression … Continue reading

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99. The Power of Prayer

From the Johns Hopkins Health Alert I thought this was an interesting article; even the medical field is starting to understand the power of prayer and the healing power of deep spiritual faith. Many psychotherapists and psychiatrists who are not … Continue reading

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98. A Confluence of Three Rivers

Depression is a confluence of three rivers. One is called Body, one is called Soul, and the third is called Spirit. When they blend together, they are one whole and complete river. You are not one of these rivers or … Continue reading

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97. How do you talk to a friend who you feel is depressed?

First of all, you don’t want to start with, “You seem to be depressed, and I’m wondering if I can be of help to you.” Many friends, even close friends, don’t want to be singled out as being depressed. Here … Continue reading

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