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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

Beware The Dangers Of A Victim Mentality

By: Akos Balogh

I grew up with a victim mentality.

Nobody called it that at the time. But as I look back, that’s what it was. Read more

Helping Our Children Through Dark, Difficult Days

By: Dr Justin Coulson

Dear Dr Justin, my husband has tried to take his own life twice in the past six weeks. He is now in hospital receiving care but I’ve just told the kids he’s dealing with some emotional problems and needs special help. Read more

10 Ways to Protect Your Mental Health

By: Sabrina Peters

There’s no denying we’re in the midst of crisis like we’ve never experienced in our lifetime and chaos, confusion and angst has surged as a consequence. Read more

Men: It’s Okay If You’re Struggling With Isolation. These Tips Will Help You

By: Laura Bennett

Having our normal lives disrupted affects us all – but everyone is experiencing isolation in different ways, with different pressure points between men and women, young and old. Read more

Mental Health Wellness in Isolation

By: ACCTV

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, many of us may find ourselves stuck at home, and that can naturally lead to some mental health concerns… Perhaps you are feeling lonely, anxious, depressed, or scared. Read more

When Schooling Comes Home

By: Collett Smart

There is a staggered start to online learning all over the country this month – as school holidays officially end. Like many of you, I am picking up this next plate to add to those already spinning in the air. I am actually a teacher as well as a psychologist and let me reassure you, this is not homeschooling. This is not even normal schooling for schools! Read more

How Housebound Families Can Stay Sane

By: Collett Smart

Many around the world have been housebound for some time now. We’re not even sure when this way of living will come to an end. How might we navigate everyone being at home, in a confined space, for most of the day, for an unknown period of time… and still maintain mental fitness? Read more

We Aren’t Perfect, But That’s Okay: ‘We Are Messengers’

By: Laura Bennett

Truth in music is often hard-won. We Are Messengers can only write and sing such uplifting, anthemic, spiritual songs, full of declarations about sin, forgiveness, and mental health—because they’ve each wrestled with these things. Read more

Self-Care in a Public Health Crisis: Mental Health Tips and Tools

By: Clare Bruce

In times of crisis we often struggle with feelings of fear, anxiety, sadness, or hopelessness. There are many things you can do to care for yourself and others. The following expert mental health tips are from Max Schneider, a trauma counselling specialist and trainer at the Australian Institute of Family Counselling (AIFC)*, adapted from an interview given during the January 2020 bushfires. Read more