Pastors, You Can’t Afford to Ignore the Mental Health Movement in the Church – By Amy Simpson

Since my book on mental illness and the church came out in 2013, I have spent a lot of time in front of audiences, speaking about how mental illness affects individuals and families, how churches can help, and why it’s so important that they do. I’ve also had a lot of face-to-face conversation, email interaction, and social media discussion on the same topic. It’s amazing to see…

Grieving the Death of a Significant Other – By Marian Mankin

When a significant other dies your world is turned upside down. Dealing with day to day life can be overwhelming. It can take a lot of time and energy to manage the logistical details of your loved one’s estate at a time when you are experiencing your own grief and having to respond to others who are also grieving the death of your loved one.…

When It Comes to People, Take the Long Route – By Amy Simpson

Among the not-so-surprising news that came out last week were the most recent results of an annual survey aimed at uncovering burnout and bias among health care professionals. According to this survey, 40 percent of physicians report personal bias toward certain types of patients. Among doctors included in the survey, 62 percent admitted to bias against patients with “emotional problems,” the most common type of…