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Losing Our Religion: Blue Laws Decline While Deaths of Despair Do Not

Losing Our Religion: Blue Laws Decline While Deaths of Despair Do Not

Known as “deaths of despair,” both the Rust Belt and Appalachia have seen incredible spikes in rates of addiction, overdoses, violence, and suicide. In addition to the thousands who die each year by various forms of self-harm, thousands more live Gollum-like, trapped by their chemical chains and in loneliness.

The Teen Mental Health Crisis: How Do We Respond?

The Teen Mental Health Crisis: How Do We Respond?

As New York Times journalists Michael Barbaro and Matt Richtel discussed last week on The Daily podcast, we’re facing an unprecedented crisis in teen mental health.

Mandisa Opens Up about Her Battle with Depression in New Book: Christians Need to 'Talk about These Issues'

Mandisa Opens Up about Her Battle with Depression in New Book: Christians Need to 'Talk about These Issues'

Christian musician Mandisa is known among fans as the optimistic, bright-smiling singer whose hope-filled songs brighten your day. But as she writes in her new book, Out of the Dark, Mandisa has quietly battled depression and anxiety. Her descent into inner darkness grew worse, she writes, when a close friend died of cancer. That friend was the subject of the 2013 song Overcomer.

The Church's Answer to Suicide

The Church's Answer to Suicide

America’s pandemic of despair shows up most obviously in the mounting number of suicide and suicide attempts. According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide rates are higher today than at any other time since the Great Depression.

Sadie Robertson Huff Opens Up about Her Battle with Postpartum Anxiety, Depression

Sadie Robertson Huff Opens Up about Her Battle with Postpartum Anxiety, Depression

In a recent podcast episode, Sadie Robertson Huff opened up about her struggles with postpartum depression and anxiety following the birth of her daughter, Honey.

Arizona Church Raises Nearly $2 Million to Provide Counseling Services for Those Struggling amid the Pandemic

Arizona Church Raises Nearly $2 Million to Provide Counseling Services for Those Struggling amid the Pandemic

An Arizona church has raised nearly $2 million to pay for counseling services for those emotionally impacted amid the pandemic.

Three Steps to Help You Battle Anxiety and Depression during Covid-19

Three Steps to Help You Battle Anxiety and Depression during Covid-19

God has promised each of us that we can find wholeness, peace and security in him no matter what trials we are facing. So in these challenging times, let’s be honest with him, participate in community and ask for help when we need it.

Josh McDowell Warns that the Pandemic Could Increase Loneliness, Depression, Porn Use

Josh McDowell Warns that the Pandemic Could Increase Loneliness, Depression, Porn Use

A Christian author and teacher voiced concerns that the coronavirus pandemic could worsen pornography addiction and loneliness.

Kirk Franklin Opens Up about His Struggle with Depression, Anxiety

Kirk Franklin Opens Up about His Struggle with Depression, Anxiety

In an Instagram post on Friday, Grammy-award winning Christian singer Kirk Franklin opened up about his struggle with anxiety and depression over the last year.

5 Things You Need to Know about Depression and Mental Illness

5 Things You Need to Know about Depression and Mental Illness

Many know all too well the debilitating effects of mental illness. We do a great disservice when we tell those struggling to “just get over it and think positive thoughts” or “read your Bible more.” Although positive thinking (the right kind) is biblical, and it’s crucial to meditate on God’s Word, one cannot simply turn depression, anxiety, and hopelessness on and off like a light switch. But on the flip side, there are factors that contribute to mental anguish. After many years of praying with, talking to, and counseling thousands of people, I’ve found five factors that stand out that may cause mental pain. (Watch the short video here outlining these same points.)

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