Category Archives: Hidden Disabilities

Flattening the curve of the COVID-19 mental health epidemic to come

What can we do now to mitigate the mental health impact of steps being taken to control spread of the virus? Continue reading

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Seven ways to support kids with anxiety about the coronavirus

What can parents do to support the mental health of their kids amidst talk of the coronavirus in the weeks and months ahead? Continue reading

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Ten disability ministry trends to watch in the 2020s

I’ll share a non-exhaustive list of ten predictions for how the disability ministry field might evolve and grow over the next ten years. Continue reading

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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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What the Babylon Bee can teach the church about mental health ministry

He regularly provides a lighthearted, first-person perspective as a prominent individual in Christian culture whose ministry has been shaped by his mental health condition.  The Bee shines a spotlight on the challenges many people with anxiety experience in trying to be part of church. Continue reading

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It’s the hidden disabilities that keep kids out of church

The study found that the children most likely to be excluded from church are those with autism spectrum disorders and common mental health conditions – anxiety, depression, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder and ADHD. Continue reading

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Eight things I think about the suicide epidemic

Here are eight thoughts for church leaders and my fellow Christians to consider in making sense  of the suicide epidemic. 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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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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The rising tide of mental health ministry in the church

Dr. G takes a closer look at ministry resources offered by Fresh Hope, shares an amazing testimony from Colleen Swindoll-Thompson and a video describing Key Ministry’s model for mental health inclusion ministry. Continue reading

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