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“Mental Illness is Not a Sin Issue. I Watched My Husband Run to God in His Pain,” Widow-Turned-Author Kayla Stoecklein

By: Laura Bennett

In 2018, author Kayla Stoecklein’s husband tragically took his own life – shocking the Christian community around the world. Andrew Stoecklein was only 30 years old, a father of three and a well-known US pastor. Christians were uncertain of how to handle suicide happening to such a vibrant faith leader. Read more

How to Help Our Elderly in the Pandemic Shutdown

By: Laura Bennett

The older members of our community are in a pretty difficult position right now. Those over 70 have been all but ordered to stay home to protect themselves from COVID-19, and with all social activities cancelled, the elderly are forced into even greater isolation. Read more

Helping Your Child with Depression

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Eli is eight years old. He has been diagnosed with depression. And, like it is for anyone with this diagnosis, depression is a daily battle for Eli. His father is essentially absent. His single mother is single-handedly raising three children, working full-time, and trying to do the impossible; stay calm and level while doing it all. Read more

Aussie Olympian Libby Trickett Opens Up About her Mental Health Struggles

By: Katrina Roe

She has won gold at 3 different Olympic Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012; she was the world record holder for the 100 metre freestyle; she is loved across the nation.
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Burnout: You Don’t Think the Elastic Band Will Break – Until It Does

By: Stephen McAlpine

I was just finishing a sermon when it all came crashing down.  Not my sermon.  Me.  I came crashing down.

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A Message to Mums of Premmie Babies, and Grieving Parents

By: Clare Bruce

When everything your family is going well, it can be easy in holidays and family celebrations, to forget that others are doing it tough.
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The Joyous Story Behind This Aussie’s Eurovision Performance

By: Clare Bruce

Aussie pop singer Kate Miller-Heidke had her global Eurovision audience of millions spellbound, as she floated seemingly through space, singing like an opera diva about the joys of emerging from postnatal depression. Read more

Christians With Anxiety? It’s More Common Than You Think

By: Clare Bruce

According to Beyond Blue, anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, and it’s experienced by over 2 million adults across the nation each year. Read more

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When the Way You’re Living Your Life Has to Change

By: Elaine Fraser

I sat on the couch next to my husband and every word he spoke grated against my soul. It was like fingernails scratching down an old-school blackboard. Everything in me felt scraped and raw and I wanted to scream, ‘Shut up!’ Read more

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How Jesus Sees You When You’re Down

By: Dr Eliezer Gonzalez

How does Jesus see you when you’re down? You know how you see yourself: as alone, worthless, unloved and unlovable, and basically as a failure. But the important thing is not how you see yourself, but how Jesus sees you. Because if you can allow how Jesus sees you to become your reality, then you can get through anything! Read more