mental health

It is not always that things go according to plans. Sometimes things will fall apart even after careful planning. Of course, no one is immune to frustration. Such situations can be downright frustrating even to the strongest of persons. There are those times that you can view frustration as a normal reaction and bounce back […]

2020 has been a heck of a year for sure, and many are suffering economic challenges, mental illness, addiction and people have lost hope. Hope is the light that flickers in the dimmest conditions as we struggle to find the switch.  Below are five suggestions offered by CNJ readers to rekindle hope today, and let’s […]

Adapted from Goodbye for Now and Formerly a Wife.  There is no lack of stress in today’s world, and the looming holiday season only intensifies our tension. Whether the relentless pressures of just getting through the day, or surviving the deep wounds of loss or trauma, we tend to minimize the importance of taking care […]

One of the greatest and constant needs of the church since its birth at Pentecost is God-called, Spirit-filled, well-equipped leaders. Are you like me, some days just wondering: How much more can we stand? Some days it seems our entire culture is wondering the same. How much more can we collectively stand? Even a brief […]

It could feel like days. The struggling thoughts, moods, not wanting sunlight to hit your face. When life’s tragic events bring a swift gut-wrenching punch, people quickly build a prison of seclusion. Many people in the Bible also struggled emotionally. Here are five leaders in the Bible, who also suffered. King David used worship, writing […]

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 individuals lives with a mental health issue. This was true even before COVID-19 came into play, and it’s more true today. One in four American adults is now likely to be experiencing symptoms of depression, a threefold increase from last year, according to a […]

Chaplain John Revell says first responders and police have “a front row seat to depravity.” Revell, president of Life Line Chaplaincy in Stamford, about 40 miles north of New York City, said the horrors experienced by first responders on a daily basis have deep impacts on the heart, soul and mind. Combine that with the […]

Darrin Patrick, a megachurch pastor, speaker, and author, died earlier this year. According to Seacoast Church, a multi-site megachurch in South Carolina where he was teaching pastor, he died of what appeared to be a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.” A longtime friend of Patrick noted that pastors often don’t know what to do when they struggle. […]

“Well, I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’ve been imagining killing myself,” the pastor said. I was on a Zoom call recently with 10 pastors across three denominations, when one of the participants shared a struggle with suicidal thoughts in these challenging days. By the time the meeting concluded, four of the 10 […]

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated to reflect the latest developments. Embattled Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. released a statement late Sunday night (Aug 23.) through the Washington Examiner in which he claims his wife, Becki, had an “inappropriate personal relationship” in the past with a family friend who threatened to go public with […]


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