Never Alone, but Sometimes Lonely

I was sitting with an old lady in her hospital room after she had surgery. My role was to discuss with her if she would manage at home alone when she left rehab… Then she said something that has stuck with me. “You know there is a big difference between being alone, and being lonely”.

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.

When Good Times Leave and Pain Lingers

When life turns upside down Sometimes life can change for the worse. Family can disintegrate. Loved ones pass away. The dream job or course evades us. A past assault haunts us. Future dreams are crushed by what seems like just […]