Coping with new bereavement during the coronavirus pandemic

I offer you my sincere condolences if you have arrived at this article because you are newly bereaved. It’s never a good time to lose someone you love, but a bereavement during the current coronavirus ‘lockdown’ situation can be acutely painful. Not being able to be at the side of a loved one during their…

Summer 2019: 62 km photo-story & other news

I’ve now returned home from my extended visit to Australia, meeting (most of) my partner’s large family for the first time. This was the third year of my kilometres = years birthday walking challenge on behalf of the Samaritans. I walked 32 km while still in Australia, and another 30 km back home here in…

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…