I was talking with my friend Chamberlain recently, and it centered around our struggles with Anxiety. And he was talking about how things 1, 2, and 3 were causing him anxiety. And something immediately came to mind. These things - whether they be relational, emotional, career-based tensions and stresses - aren't what causes anxiety. They … Continue reading It’s Anxiety, Bro.
Thank you to John Green for talking about this. https://youtu.be/NSA1BE6KUr0 And since it is World Mental Health Day, here is a link to this post I made about my own struggles with anxiety.
Running a hundred miles an hour and my brain doesnʼt sleep. Two years of anxiety and 6 months of hell. My throat closes, I canʼt speak and all I can say is why? Why now? What is my lesson? Maybe there is no lesson to learn, maybe itʼs just that Iʼm not who I thought … Continue reading Honesty is Vulnerability is Recovery is Purpose
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There is a certain shame in anxiety, especially if you are a Christian. If God is all-powerful and Jesus is always with us, why are we entrapped in fear and anxiety and depression or any other internal mental problem we might have? We must not believe in Jesus that strongly, right? If we did, we … Continue reading The Shame of Anxiety
It's been a strange few days. After I wrote a piece about my anxiety story I was reminded of a man in ministry who took his own life recently. I remembered hearing about it, through little blips on my social media feed, but I had not paid much attention to it myself. Yes, it was sad. … Continue reading Depression, Suicide, and Our World
Your daughter is crying out from the other room. It's 2 A.M. You run to soothe her. Then, pain. Your heart is bouncing around in your chest. Your body is shaking. You feel cold. Your mind races. Heart attack? Am I going to die? This happened to me several nights when my daughter was a baby (she's … Continue reading My Anxiety Story
Mental health can be a real drain. As someone who has suffered from depression and currently taking medication for anxiety, it can make every day like walking through thick mud. But understanding depression is the first step of the battle to combat it. Check out this video from Ted-Ed about depression and equip yourself to … Continue reading What is Depression?