I cohost the CXMH Podcast, along with my friend and fellow mental health advocate, Robert Vore. This week, we’ve had the honor of sharing our perspective on mental health and violence with Charisma News and Relevant Magazine. Mental Health and Violence: The Truth “This is a mental health problem.” Every time another tragic act of […]
In Episode 16 of the CXMH Podcast, Reverend Ed Bacon joins us to discuss the truth about Christianity and meditation. The Reverend Ed Bacon is a priest of the Episcopal Church (US Anglican) and a voice on issues of faith and justice for all. Until his retirement in May 2016 Bacon was rector of All […]
Is there a difference in having pastors who can counsel, compared to hiring a licensed counselor? Should churches hire counselors on staff? How would that even work? Is it allowed? Kristen Kansiewicz joins us to discuss these topics and more! Kristen is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Lynn, MA and has been the […]
As most of you know, Robert Vore and I launched the CXMH Podcast: A Podcast at the Intersection of Christianity and Mental Health a few months ago. We are so excited to announce what we hope will become an amazing annual event, “Liturgy of the Forsaken: A Night of Stories and Struggle,” which will take place […]
Living with mental illness colors everything in life.
It is often extremely stressful and exhausting. Sometimes living with mental illness means wondering what it would be like to be happy–to be free.
It’s hoping for someone to hear you say, I’m okay,” but squeeze you tight and call your bluff. You long to be happy, but life with mental illness is a constant inner voice that whispers, “You don’t deserve happiness.”
Mental illness has a million different faces, but this is my experience.