A Black Dog

Today, October 10th, is World Mental Health Day, as set by the World Health Organisation. In honour of this, they have produced a video giving an overview of what depression is, and some tips for dealing with it.   Given that 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in a year, and depression […]

Forgiveness and Mental Health

The Bible speaks frequently of forgiveness. Jesus taught that we should pray “forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Matthew 6:12) and explains, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your […]

Some Helpful Links

Hi there, I’m back again after a trip to Edinburgh. I’m a bit tired today, so I’m afraid a few links is all you’re getting! These are some links specifically on Christian faith and mental health that I have found helpful. Is Taking Medication a Sin? This article explains how the author moved from a negative […]

10 Ways to Cope with Depression

Including Scripture references.   Seek medical assistance. “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” (Mark 2:17) If you are sick mentally, then you need to speak to a doctor, and follow the treatments they give you. This may include medication, therapy, or both. Look beyond. “This too shall pass.” Christian […]

Do Not Worry

In my life, I fight a constant tendency toward anxiety. I worry about things both rational and irrational, and sometimes those worries twist in me and produce nasty depressions. I have been searching my books for biblical examples of anxiety, and I found an interesting sermon outline in “Sermon Outlines on the Sermon on the […]