Why it matters what the Church leaders say

“This is the kind of stigma that can make people feel unloved by God for struggling with their mental health. This is the kind of stigma that makes people ashamed when their prayers don’t “cure” their depression. This is the kind of stigma that keeps people from reaching out for help when they need it the most.”

Check out the entire article here on The Mighty.



The long and the short of it

It took me years to share my story with anyone.  And years more to feel like I could share with anyone beyond the tiniest inner circle.

I am 37.

I am married with 3 beautiful, wonderful, chaotic children.

I worked for years in the field of computer science.

I love cooking.

I think I would have been a hippy in a past life – we cloth diapered and recycle and compost.

I love my pets but I hate the dog hair on my floor.

I love spreadsheets the way some people love chocolate or art.

I also love chocolate, naps, hot tea, and red wine.

I have anxiety.

I have depression.

I have struggled with suicidal ideation.

I am a Jesus Follower.

I believe in The Omniscient, Omnipotent and Omnibenevolent God.

And neither my religion, nor my love of spreadsheets, nor my love for my family prevented me from battling with my mental health.

I am 37.  I have fought this since I was 11.  I may continue to fight it for the rest of my life.  But I am worthy and loved by God.

Welcome. You are not alone.


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