Take a Mental Health Day – By Madeline Stiers

With all of the wonderful things life brings us, it also brings us stress. It is for this reason that I am an avid supporter of mental health days. A mental health day is, in my book, a day that is different from the norm. Something relaxing. Whether it’s a day away from the kids or a day off of work to get some rest,…

Q & A: How Do You Have Hope and Perspective When a Loved One Has Mental Illness? – By Amy Simpson

I receive a lot of inquiries from people asking for advice about living with mental illness, loving someone with a mental disorder, and doing ministry among people with mental illness and their families. I can’t offer the kind of advice and help a mental health professional can give, but I can point people in the direction of resources that might help them. Sometimes it’s a…

It’s Your Baby! It’s Your life! – By Rev. Amy Bezecny

My program is more important to me than it is to others, and yes, I am passionate about it. When I stress over one circumstance or another, I often hear, “Of course, you are concerned: it’s your baby.” I also hear, “It’s your life.” These are common sayings, and I do not understand why my stomach knots every time I hear them talk about my…