Articles on Health

May was dedicated to mental health awareness, which got me thinking about resources that I find helpful as a counselor. It’s important to be equipped when struggling with anything relating to mental health. In my experience, there are a handful... Continue...

One year ago, I stepped into a crosswalk and was struck by an oncoming bus. The trauma of the accident has made me reflect much on the role the body—both the physical body and the church body—plays in spiritual healing... Continue...

The church struggles to meet the needs of persons with mental illness. LifeWay Research published a detailed study depicting the unmet ministry needs of adults with mental illness, and recently published research demonstrates that families of children and teens with... Continue...

The blues. A black hole. The dark night of the soul. Whatever you call it, depression is a resourceful thief that seeks to steal any semblance of joy, happiness, and peace from those who suffer. Depression is a devious and... Continue...

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health struggles we face in modern society. It’s also among the most misunderstood. Too often the Christian community is quick to turn a blind eye to those who struggle with issues related... Continue...

Mental health issues have been part of my family’s life, as well as my own life, for decades. As a public health professor, but also as someone with a diagnosed anxiety disorder, I have had to assume the role of... Continue...

November is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and Family Caregiver Month. Alzheimer’s disease is perhaps the most challenging disease in modern life. It’s a major source of disability and leads to suffering for over 5 million Americans. To make matters worse, the... Continue...

Since the garden, our world has been thoroughly and profoundly broken from the introduction of sin. This brokenness affects every part of our lives, from who we are, how we act, how we work, and how we relate to one another, to... Continue...

“I just don’t know how to help.” Whether I’m speaking on the subject of mental illness, talking with someone who is concerned about a friend, or reading an email, I often hear from people who care deeply about others and... Continue...

Recent surveys show that about six-in-ten Americans (61 percent) say the use of marijuana should be legalized. Along with the increase in permissive attitudes and legislation involving marijuana, there is an increase in the perception that the drug is harmless... Continue...