Bereaved by Suicide

This post is a follow on to the previous article on depression, treatment, and the depressed Christian. Celebrity deaths by suicide often precipitate another round of public discussion about depression, mental illness, and the importance of talking about our problems and not just keeping everything inside. There are other topics that come out too, such…

Is the glass half-full, half-empty or something else instead?

This blog is primarily about coping with grief, and just because someone is grieving, does not mean that they are depressed. However, recently I’ve met more than a few people whose grief intersects with depression, and I think it’s worthwhile writing about depression in general, and dealing with it as Christians.   Mental health problems…

Waking up

What is your first thought when you wake? I was talking with a volunteer at a cancer information help centre yesterday, and he commented that it’s been 10 years since he had cancer, but still the first thing he thinks about on waking is cancer. Has it come back, will it come back… For us…