Mental Health

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Transgenderism and Gender Identity Disorder: Two Truths to Consider

"Christians must acknowledge that even apart from any cultural influence, there are people whose gender identity and/or gender expression differs from the gender they were identified with at birth... The same God who created us male and female is also a God who sees and cares for the outcast and the hurting... But another point that cannot be ignored is that at least some of the transgender phenomenon is cultivated by culture..." [Read Article]
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AMA Report Finds Fewer Suicides Among Female Churchgoers

"...a medical report is showing that women between the ages of 30 and 55 who attend church weekly are six times less likely to commit suicide than women who never attend church... Catholic women who attend church at least weekly are 20 times less likely to commit suicide than women who never attend church. Protestant women are approximately three times less likely." [Read Article]
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Beyond Shame: Many Christians Misunderstand Mental Illness

“We all have spiritual struggles: struggling with our identity in Christ, receiving forgiveness, living with joy. With mental illness, the struggle becomes much more complicated... How much is physiological and how much is spiritual ? We have to see that on top of spiritual measures, there are beneficial and helpful medications and treatments available to fight this illness…" [Read Article]

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Why Depression and Facebook Don’t Go Together

"That October I suffered my first bout of depression in over 10 years...I tried to read books and failed; I tried to watch films and couldn’t focus for more than a few minutes at a time. My attention span, never a soldier, had shrivelled up. So I found myself clutching my phone and switching between the Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter apps for hours at a time. Not to post — I couldn’t think of anything — but to consume. Yet with every double-tap on the home button, with every pull-to-refresh motion, things got worse..." [Read Article]
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NYC’s Mental Health Crisis: “The Problem Is Not Sad People”

"ThriveNYC is a something-for-everyone plan designed to encourage the mental well-being of all New Yorkers, as opposed to delivering treatment to the most seriously mentally ill... Mayor De Blasio justifies this lack of focus by claiming that everything from economic adversity to neighborhood violence to divorce are threats to mental health... While this laundry list of unfortunate outcomes may in fact make a particular individual feel unhappy, they aren’t the root cause of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, the two mental illnesses frequently found in the homeless, hospitalized, incarcerated, and violent." [Read Article]