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How Can We Combat Mental Illness?

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Mental Health

How can we calm our anxious brains? Mental health is of great concern in our nation as the number of people diagnosed with depression approaches 20% in our country. The U.S. spends $42 billion a year on anxiety disorders alone and one in four middle-aged adults take prescription drugs to fight

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Depression, The Secret We Share

A lot of people said, when I chose to write about my depression, that it must be very difficult to be out of that closet, to have people know. They said, “Do people talk to you differently?” And I said, “Yes, people talk to me differently. They talk to me

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Freefall to Fly

The rise of depression and anxiety among women is at an all-time high—recent statistics show one in four women are on antidepressants. Co-founder of Q and the author of Freefall to Fly, Rebekah Lyons challenges us to stay even when we desperately want to break free. Through her own

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Mental Illness: What is the Church’s Role?

My mother has seen multiple psychiatrists, counselors, and other mental-health professionals. She has seen the inside of more than one mental-health hospital, one jail, and one prison. Her history with serious mental illness goes back more than 20 years. But if she were to go to a hospital today, in urgent

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Surviving Anxiety

An influential study conducted 100 years ago by two Harvard psychologists, Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson, laid the foundation for the idea that moderate levels of anxiety improve performance: too much anxiety, obviously, and performance is impaired, but too little anxiety also impairs performance. “Without anxiety, little would be

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