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
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Michael D. Hoffman From the Oxford dictionary, Advent is defined as the “arrival of a notable person or thing.” As Christians, we wait in anticipation of Jesus’ arrival and the peace, comfort and joy in our hearts which that brings. I believe this with all my heart. However, the simple spirit of the season of… Read More Personal Courage of the Abuse Survivor at Christmastime
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?
The Founders of The Healing Voices Magazine are adjusting our format to provide much shorter and more frequent emails to you. Now, rather than a magazine-sized issue once every five to eight weeks, every Tuesday we will send a newsletter with articles as they are posted. Once a week you will get to cast a… Read More The Healing Voices in Smaller Bites
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).
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Ray Williams PSYCHOLOGY TODAY, November 10, 2010 We are told that Christmas, for Christians, should be the happiest time of year, an opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. Yet, according to the National Institute of Health. Christmas is the time of year that people experience… Read More Why People Get Depressed at Christmas
Excerpt for our Christmas 2017 Issue Is It Possible? Experiencing the Joy of Advent. You decide. Sr. Bernadette Reis, FSP, BUSTED HALO, December 13, 2013 Joy can be hard to come by at Christmas and during all the holidays. Is that because we seek it in all the typical places? There’s only one real source… Read More Experiencing the Joy of Advent