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Depression & Anxiety

Loving the ones left behind after a suicide

With the suicides of both Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, suicide is again at the top of our national conversation—and for good reason. Last…

Depression & Anxiety

Start seeing the blessings

It’s Thanksgiving, and many people will sit down at beautiful tables, surrounded by food, friends, and family. Inside, though, some will be feeling an…

Life’s Challenges

Looking for a Magic Pill?

My post last week focused on suicide, mental health, and depression in teenagers. But you’re a grown-up now. What about you—and the struggles you’re…

Depression & Anxiety

1 reason why . . . you should have a conversation about 13 Reasons Why

What’s the 1 reason why you need to talk about 13 Reasons Why? Because you’re the parent.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about,…

Life’s Challenges

I wish I could disappear when I sin (and why I know I can’t)

In June Tullian Tchividjian, a well-known, often-quoted pastor who loved to preach about God’s unlimited grace, stepped down because of an affair. In typical…

Depression & Anxiety

The Ache of Empty Arms: 6 Ways to Support Parents After Infant Loss

Stacy was five months pregnant when her water broke. She was put on complete bed rest, but one week later, Kora Ruth was born…

Depression & Anxiety

Getting someone off the ledge

Last month the board that oversees the Golden Gate Bridge approved a $76 million funding plan for a suicide-prevention net. In 2013, 46 people…