Teresa Hartnett I’ve been writing a series of articles for Orthodoxy in Dialogue, which is a leading blog for the Orthodox Church published and edited by doctoral students of theology at the University of Toronto. In my first article, Many Wounds, One Savior: Fullness of Life After Clergy Abuse, finally I’ve been able to capture… Read More Many Wounds, One Savior: Fullness of Life After Clergy Abuse
The Epiphany is a source of grace and understanding for Christians, particularly Catholics who are unsure about those of us abused by clergy. Here are three reasons why. Perhaps you’ll be inspired by this brief read to rethink how you relate to survivors of abuse who are … Read More Fellow Travelers
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Adrian Molina, HUFFINGTON POST, June 23, 2017 Whether your depression is situational or chronic, or part of a larger diagnosis, there are proven, simple ways to fight against the symptoms–and even the biochemical imbalance itself. December is the perfect month to choose one idea and give it a try. For a… Read More 11 Healthful Habits for Fighting Depression
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Whitney Hetzel, GETFED: FEED YOUR FAITH, April 7, 2016 This author quotes Saint Pope John Paul II with something some of our readers may appreciate: “Whoever suffers from mental illness ‘always’ bears God’s image and likeness in himself, as does every human being. In addition, he ‘always’ has the… Read More Mental Illness: Five Patron Saints to Invoke
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue 20 Celebrities Who Struggled with Depression (and other chronic mental illness) Amanda Macmillan, HEALTH, April 23, 2013 Being famous doesn’t mean you’re immune to depression, including postpartum depression and bipolar disorder. Here is what 20 famous people have to say about their struggle and success with depression here.
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Seasonal Affective Disorder: Diagnosing and Treating a Seasonal Blueness HELPGUIDE.ORG Layered on top of many of our struggles with chronic psychological and physical illness, the holidays fall at a dark time of year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. The shorter days and colder weather of winter… Read More Feeling SAD?
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Denise Mann, WEBMD ‘Tis the season to be jolly? Not necessarily. For many people the holiday season, which kicks off with Thanksgiving and spans through New Year’s, is anything but blissful. In fact, this time of year may trigger a bout of the blues or perhaps ignite… (more here).
Teresa Pitt Green, Founder I carried rosary beads for years after I stopped praying them. I carried rosary beads even after I made it clear to God we were no longer on speaking terms. Here’s my simple case for why you should too. In therapy, we all face how portions of our young lives were buried… Read More Rosary Beads
Jessica Eaton is an independent writer, speaker and researcher in sexual violence, forensic psychology and mental health. In her blog post, “I’m Here to Call Out the Psychiatric Diagnosis of Victims of Sexual Abuse and Violence,” she challenges the trend toward diagnosing victims, saying that is it “time to stop the practice of diagnosing humans… Read More Labels and Words of Healing
By Rev. Kenneth W. Schmidt, MA, LPC, NCC Trauma is an event or series of events combined with an individual’s vulnerability that creates an obstacle in normal human development. Trauma can be either abuse or neglect, and it affects the way we think, feel, and behave. Trauma which occurs during childhood has common outcomes regardless… Read More The Trauma Recovery Program