Category Archives: Advocacy

A psychiatrist’s thoughts on pastors and suicide

A psychiatrist looks at how the church can better support pastors who wrestle with suicidal thoughts. Continue reading

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Are we “pro-family” to families from the church?

Surely the church can do more to support the caregivers in our midst. We shouldn’t have to wait for the government to take care of our own. Continue reading

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Should I teach them the right way to care for patients?

Do I train them in the best way I know how to take care of the kids in their care, or do I tell them what they’ll need to know to give kids the level of care their insurance company is willing to pay for and to go home at night with a clear conscience? Continue reading

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Why are children’s hospital ERs becoming flooded with suicidal kids?

How do we explain a nearly three-fold increase in the number of children and teens brought to pediatric emergency rooms over a seven year period with suicidal thoughts or behavior? Continue reading

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Join Kelly Rosati, Amy Simpson, Kay Warren and myself for a Twitter chat on youth mental health

I’d like to invite our readers to join with me, along with Kelly Rosati, Amy Simpson and Kay Warren on Tuesday, May 8th at 2:00 PM Eastern time for a Twitter chat designed to encourage pastors, ministry leaders and key volunteers to consider how they can be involved in addressing the epidemic of mental illness in children and teens. Continue reading

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The evangelicals I wish the world would see

The evangelicals I know care about the people and causes that Jesus cared about during his earthly ministry. They may not necessarily fit the narrative that many in the media would like to propagate about our community. I can’t help but think that evangelicals would have a very different image in our larger culture if more people had the opportunity to get to know some of the folks I was surrounded by during the last three days. Continue reading

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How a hidden disability kept one family from church

Some friends in a like-minded ministry have produced a wonderful video that illustrates the challenges one family impacted by a hidden disability experienced in maintaining their involvement at church. Continue reading

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Join Key Ministry at Evangelicals for Life and the 2018 March for Life!

Dr. Grcevich will be a panelist for the “Special Needs and Mental Health” breakout session on Saturday, January 20th at 9:00 AM. Continue reading

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The quiet ministry of a special needs grandparent

How many grandparents quietly, day in and day out, without fanfare or special recognition provide an irreplaceable blessing through the care they provide to children with disabilities? Continue reading

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Physician-assisted suicide in CATHOLIC-run PSYCHIATRIC hospitals

If the “inviolability of life” is not an absolute for Christians or Christian-led organizations, what is? Continue reading

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