Before having children, I knew little about Autism, ADHD, or even how food affects behavior. Children, I have discovered, require us to participate in continuing education. I've attended seminars, poured over books, and worked almost as feverishly as I did during my undergraduate years. One of my children has a disorder that doctors have yet… Continue reading Lessons from Parenting a Child with an Atypical Disorder
Tag: mental disorders
The Painful Truths About Invisible Childhood Illnesses
Kids with disorders struggle. Instead of being treated like a precious soul, they are viewed as an inconvenient problem. We must learn to be compassionate while also training them up properly---a challenge of Everest-like proportions.
“What It’s Like Explaining Depression Meds to Many Christians” by To Save a Life
Hello dear readers! I am in the middle of working on some upcoming blog posts for this week, but I saw a great post today that ties in beautifully to the past several posts regarding invisible illnesses. I'm including one of the graphics, but you'll have to click the link to see the rest: … Continue reading “What It’s Like Explaining Depression Meds to Many Christians” by To Save a Life
Depression: What it is and How to Fight Back
Most people think depression is purely a state of mind. Are they right?
Depression: The Big Conundrum
This is part 3 of the series "Invisible Illnesses." To read the previous post, click here. The heavy beat of drums and the wail of electric guitars blared through small white earbuds. Her cold, trembling fingers pressed them deeper into her ears, attempting to drown the screaming and thumping echoing down the hallway. Another uncontrollable tantrum. A tantrum… Continue reading Depression: The Big Conundrum
The Number One Myth Surrounding PTSD
During the tumultuous election, I numbed to the cringe-worthy statements from the-candidates-whom-nobody-wanted. Then, out of the blue, Mr. Trump said something in total ignorance---and I was no longer numb: "When you talk about the mental health problems, when people come back from war and combat and they see things that maybe a lot of folks in this room have seen many times over and you're strong and you can handle it but a lot of people can't handle it. They see horror stories, they see events you couldn't see in a movie, nobody would believe it ..." Donald Trump, October 3, 2016
Invisible but deadly
He cradled his head in his rough, battle-scarred hands, breathing heavily. The accelerated pace of his heart drummed so loudly he could hear nothing else. Sweat beaded on his forehead as blood pounded in his temples. He inhaled deeply, attempting to calm himself. He was thankful to have found this temporary refuge, even if it was a… Continue reading Invisible but deadly
The Overlooked Truth About Depression and Faith.
Most people think that depression is purely a state of mind. Are they right?