Tag: "depression"

"I Have Missed You, Father"
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“I Have Missed You, Father”

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The “God moment” arrived during the performance of a high school musical one year ago. Not that it should have been confused with just any high school musical. This was the Youth Sing Praise program, an outstanding combination theater camp and religious retreat that has been operating for one week in June for the last […]

Are You Suffering from Depression?
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Are You Suffering from Depression?

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If you are in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  They also have a “Click to Chat” option on the website. For anyone who has struggled with depression, it’s likely they’ve been told to “Suck it up and move on,” or “Get over it,” or “Don’t be so gloomy.”  Easier […]

Loving the Forgotten Ones
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Loving the Forgotten Ones

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This week, M expressed a very clear desire to commit suicide, including the method of ending life.  Racked with pain, deteriorating health, loneliness and a lack of familial, spiritual and friendly support, M has had enough of living. Statistics in Canada estimate that the number of depressed, suicidal elderly people is 14%.  (Canadian Mental Health […]

Dear God, It's Foggy!
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Dear God, It’s Foggy!

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Did you know that Zelie Martin yelled at her daughter, Marie, at least once? The mother of St. Therese of Lisieux tells the story in a letter to her sister, a Visitation nun. Zelie was in great pain from her breast cancer and Marie told her, “Mama! Don’t make that face, it’s worrying auntie!” Zelie […]

New Drug for Depression Likely Developed with Cells from Aborted Fetus
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New Drug for Depression Likely Developed with Cells from Aborted Fetus

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I have suffered from depression my whole adult life.  Symptoms of depression and anxiety run in my family.  So any story about new treatments for depression always catch my eye.  But this one caught my eye for another reason.  One of the indications of depression is a reduced hippocampus, a part of the brain that […]

How to Handle a Breakup
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How to Handle a Breakup

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Summer is a rough time to experience a breakup because it’s the sunny season of barbecues and socializing.  Chapter Eleven of my book is Coping with Disappointment and Betrayal.  Most people who date have their heart smashed once or twice.  It’s not pleasant! Here are a few quick tips that should help you weather the […]

Hope Springs Eternal on the Diamond
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Hope Springs Eternal on the Diamond

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? Ryan Lefebvre is hopeful that [this] Major League Baseball season[…] will be a winning one — but his hopes extend far beyond the diamond. Lefebvre, the television announcer for the Kansas City Royals, began a broadcasting career during his freshman year at the University of Minnesota in 1992 when he called football games on […]

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