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Depression: Don’t Judge This Book By Its Cover

Please forgive me if this reflection feels “all over the place.” That’s sort of how I’m thinking these days. As I have said frequently in the past, I’m really not fishing for sympathy. Don’t feel sorry for me. Instead, feel

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Can I Use All The Tears In My Eyes?

I woke up crying this morning. I’m sorry I wrote that line as the opener. I am certain many readers of this blog – and many more people in my life of the flesh – are tired of my depression,

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Talking about Mental Health Awareness Month

From the website of the National Alliance on Mental Illness: During the month of May, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for

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Danger: Depression, Anxiety Triggers Ahead

In my younger days, before I reached birthday No. 40 and before major depression entered my almost-daily life, I thought I had two particular strengths as a man: A sensitive heart, which served me well as a husband and father,

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Erase the Disgrace of Bully Depression

Our website primarily features blogs that I have written for one of two categories: Catholic Christian spirituality or mental illness, primarily major depression and anxiety. The spirituality-focused pieces can be found under the title “Your Fellow Pilgrim.” Why that name

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Depression vs. Me: The Battle Continues

Depression is kicking my butt. Not really anything new, perhaps. My journey hasn’t been smooth or flat. Many hills, several mountains. Some travel has been on solid pavement, some has been on gravel road with deep ruts. Occasionally there have

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When Tragedy of Suicide Strikes, Have Faith

I have been aware of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the organization’s wonderful work for many years. But it has been only in the last 18 months or so that I have become passionate about helping NAMI’s message

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Trusting God’s Voice, Not The Depression

Having a mental illness can lead a person to learn a lot about mental illness. Call it self-absorption, self-realization, self-understanding or simply naval-gazing: I spend a great deal of time thinking about my purposes here on earth – and how

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Be Hospitable and Be Present

My Lenten meditation and prayer this year has yielded some spiritual fruit. I am trying to work toward a renewed focus on something in my life: Be Present. It’s a simple idea. I want to pursue a life that does

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The Fire That Grabs Your Attention

How can there be a fire which doesn’t consume that which it burns? The answer: Only God knows. One example comes in the Book of Exodus, and it always has fascinated me. Moses is minding his own shepherding business, just

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Mike & Donna Eisenbath



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