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Part 6 – We Live In Hope

From the last article, I hinted that we will be exploring some of the resources that God offers to all who come to Him through Christ, “… the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints” (Eph. 1:18 KJV). The bible states in 1 Cor. 13:13 that these three things abide: faith, hope,...

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Part 5 – A Personal Journey Out of Depression

So what is the Christian response to depression, anxiety or for that matter any mental health problem? I believe that there are various responses to this question. The apostle Paul, praying for the Christians in Ephesus asked for “the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His...

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Part 4 – Is Any Sick Among You

It is about time we examine the nature and manifestations of mental health problems. In previous articles, I picked on aspects of our attitudes towards mental health as a backdrop. This was necessary in order to throw a searchlight on our own beliefs, concepts and pre-conceptions about mental health. Without this, we cannot appreciate or...

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Part 2 – Whose Mental Health

Often when we think or talk about mental health, we tend to think of the extreme – of the person who is so unwell as to require hospital admission either voluntarily or involuntary. On the contrary when it comes to physical health, it will be unthinkable to conceptualise it in terms of a broken arm...

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Making Sense of Mental Health

Part 1: Setting the Scene Introduction I am aware that I am about to touch on a rather contentious and sensitive subject in several respects. Not least because the experience of the mentally ill, especially of schizophrenia or psychosis, as it is now commonly known, often transcend our natural sensory experiences to the extra-sensory or...

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Food for Thought!

It is that time of the year once again that all of us should be taking stock of how we had lived our lives in 2009. I am always amazed to see how we think the year is far ahead and we never put our plans to action. It is called PROCASTINATION I am amazed...

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