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Why do we have a busy season for suicides?

As part of my role with the Hendricks County Mental Health and Wellness Coalition, and as QPR Instructor , I check in regularly with the Coroner’s office for updated statistics on local suicides. On a recent call, an employee shared the numbers and then remarked, “but...

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Does being depressed make you a bad Christian?

It’s okay to love Jesus and have anxiety. Feeling depressed does not mean your faith just isn’t as strong as it should be. Mental health issues are not a sign that your prayer life is weak or flawed. Being depressed, or being anxious, or facing any other mental health...

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What the church doesn’t know about marriage

When couples come to Care to Change for marriage counseling, we always ask about their support systems. Typically, they’ll mention a best friend and their church. We ask if they’re in a life group at their church, and they nearly always smile, nod, and tell us how...

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Mourning the loss Kobe Bryant

Growing up around Indianapolis in the 90s meant watching the great Reggie Miller drain threes from “downtown” for the Pacers. Listening to with Slick Leonard scream “boom baby” after every three, despising the Detroit Pistons, and being glued to your tv every time the...

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How are you doing with your New Years’ Intentions?

I’m not trying to be unkind. Nor am I suggesting there’s something uniquely bad about resolutions, intentions, or whatever people call them. The simple reality is that nearly everyone makes some sort of promise to themselves but fails to stick to them. The concept...

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Will this ever go away?

Desperation and tears filled her eyes. She started to speak, shook her head almost imperceptibly, and paused for moment to collect her thoughts. Then she looked up and me and asked, “Will this ever go away? Will there ever come a day when I stop waking up in the...

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“Go to hell,” I said

That’s right. “Go to hell,” I said. Maybe you’ve had an argument that ends with similar words. It’s the kind of argument that happens daily, but is typically only discussed with a very best friend or maybe a therapist. But it happened to me on Christmas Eve. Let me...

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Teaching kids to be grateful

While the holiday season is a wonderful time for families, we often hear parents express concern that their kids are too focused on the presents they’re receiving, instead of on the meaning of and spirit behind the season. Christmas provides an ideal time to teach...

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Celebrating the holidays with adopted children

It took years to go through the adoption process, but last February, your family added a six-year-old daughter. Getting to know each other has been enjoyable, and from the day you brought her home, you dreamed about how magical the first holiday season together would...

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