Burnout Part 4: How To Overcome Your Past

I Just Want to be Normal Again I remember lamenting that I just wasn’t the same person anymore. Burnout had changed me and not in a good way. I recalled I had such joy for living life, but had moved […]

Burnout Part 3: How to Recover from Burnout

I could not conceive how the triggers had produced such a response in me. Trying to understand myself was clear as mud. After many months of deep work, I began to see how the situation brought up issues of my identity.

Burnout Part 2: What to do When You are Burnt Out

In healing a physical burn, initially you need to run it under cold water to stop the burn from getting worse and it is no different with burnout. Here are five things to do right away once you have recognised the three symptoms of burnout.

Burnout Part 1: How to Tell You are Burnt Out

With the increase of burnout it can seem like an umbrella term to describe being tired from work; however, burnout is not just another word for exhausted. So what is burnout? It occurs when three specific symptoms are present: emotional exhaustion, depersonalisation and reduced personal accomplishment.

An Antidote to the Stigma of Mental Illness

Is there something wrong with me? When we encounter depression or anxiety we often think “is there something wrong with me?” We can wonder “why is it me struggling like this?” Often we can be quick to point out how […]

Should We Use Antidepressants? And If So, When?

Taking antidepressants will not fix depression like taking antibiotics will fix an infection. Antidepressants may be God’s grace to us to help us process our brokenness but there is the risk it will unnecessarily numb us from the pain only making it harder to address the root cause/s of depression.