Women’s Mental Health

WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH  By: Kathy Simmons March is Women’s History Month or National Women’s Month, and this seems an appropriate time to talk about women’s mental health.  This month honoring women has been observed in the US since 1987.  There have been and continue to be numerous achievements by women...

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Suggested Devotional for Your Lenten Journey

Suggested Devotional for Your Lenten Journey: Holy Solitude: Lenten Reflections with Saints, Hermits, Prophets, and Rebels By Heidi Haverkamp Our faith is full of heroes who experienced God powerfully in solitude. From Hagar and the Hebrew prophets to Jesus in the wilderness to Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena,...

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The Mental Illness that We Joke About

THE MENTAL ILLNESS THAT WE JOKE ABOUT The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) defines obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as being “characterized by repetitive, unwanted, intrusive thoughts (obsessions) and irrational, excessive urges to do certain actions (compulsions).” Obsessions are intrusive and irrational thoughts or impulses that are unwanted and upsetting but...

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Black History is American History

Why might we observe Black History Month? Because Black history is American history, but the contributions of African Americans are overlooked in most history books used in schools. To read American history from a Black perspective is immensely important to us today. Elements I’ve come to look for in sources...

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