depression

No Longer Gambling with My Life
Author: Joseph Cohen

A seemingly harmless game of cards in high school led to a long-term gambling addiction…

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Reflections on the death of Robin Williams
Topics: depression
Author: Andrew Barron

"You sit down to dinner, and life as you know it ends," writes Joan Didion in her book The Year of Magical Thinking.  She captures what feels most punishing and cruel about our existence: that it might end without notice.

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Is God a Crutch?

Many of us who believe in Jesus (especially those of us who are Jewish) hear from our non-believing friends and relatives that he is “only a crutch.” Robert Rosett, a family physician in California, remembers the first time, as a child, that he asked his father about God: I don’t recall the question, but I…

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Wine for the Passover

A young Jew finds a personal exodus from his depression.

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The Benefits of Praise: A Procedure for Problem Solving

If it gave no other benefit, the praise of God would still be a most worthy worship endeavor. Nevertheless, aside from the spiritual advantage of enabling us to relate to the Lord in a proper way, praise provides certain psychological side benefits” in the midst of problems. Praise helps us avoid depression. Letting our minds…

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