Don’t Postpone Joy — on occasion by Alan Johnson

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written by Alan Johnson Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!—Psalm 126:5 I have gone to presentations on the warning signs to look for in a person who may be exhibiting a mental health condition. I have gone to the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) program which is very heavy on…

Holidays by Kirk Moore

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written by Kirk Moore �Why aren�t you smiling? It�s (insert holiday here) and we�re supposed to be joyful!� Said to countless people by countless people at family gatherings, parties, or church services relating to holidays. It�s OK to feel great around the holidays. It�s OK to celebrate. It�s OK to laugh, dance, and sing for…

Naptime is Over by Rachael Keefe

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Written by Rachael Keefe. This post originally appeared in Rachel’s Blog, Write out of Left Field. Mental illness crosses all human barriers. No one is exempt. Wealth can�t buy its way out. Power cannot force it away. Religion cannot keep it at bay. It isn�t contagious but everyone is potentially at risk. Usually, its causes…

Mental Illness and Gun Violence – A Caution by Alan Johnson

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written by Alan Johnson �Do not fear; for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine,� Isa. 43:1 When I hear or read about mental health and gun violence, I can become defensive. And here is why. We know that in a survey, 60% of Americans thought that people with…