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30 Days of Hope

Hope. Hope is the path through the darkness of mental illness for families. We need hope to be able to take the next step, then the next one, and next one. Brenda Poinsett’s 30 Days of Hope for Dealing with Depression helps us take that next step. 30 Days of Hope is a devotional with 30 devotions

If I’d only known

Like most Americans, I’m saddened by the tragedy in Arizona this past weekend. I’m praying for families who have lost a loved one, and for those who are injured and healing. Also, I’m specifically praying for the parents of the shooter, Jared Loughner. My husband and I heard the news about the shooting later than

Blue Christmas

The World Health Organization reports indicates that depression can be brought on by the change of season. It has been postulated that decrease sunlight may be one cause for seasonal depression, sometimes called Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). These seasonal patterns are also present in those with bi-polar disorder. More manic episodes occur in the summer

Ahhh … The Holidays

It’s that time of year again. You know . . . visions of sugar plums and all that. Days filled with family gatherings, warm fires, singing of carols, and bah humbug. Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy the holidays. Even more now that the pressure of Sunday School plays and my mother’s critique of