How the patron saint of mental illness has shown up in my brother’s life
One person told me, “It’s the first time I’ve been in a church for 30 years, since that day.”
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “bridge.”
He leaned back and sighed. “I think what you need is a spiritual experience.”
Two new books provide a devastating vision of America’s mental health crisis.
We gave our readers a one-word writing prompt: “storm.”
“When the church couldn’t talk about suicide or mental illness, it felt like God couldn’t either.”
Molly McCully Brown recovers the lives of women at an institution notorious for its eugenics program.
I relate to physical sickness more easily than mental illness. So does our culture.
Grant Wacker recommends the best recently published books in his field.
You can never fully know your child’s interior life. You cannot know the measure of sadness or rage that may be unfolding within them.
Dennis Covington is famous for seeking faith in extreme places. Twenty years ago it was the snake-handling, poison-drinking Christians of southern Appalachia.
I told her she was upsetting people with her message of accusation and fear. She responded by telling someone nearby that they were going to hell.
Recently my father-in-law's Medicaid plan stopped covering Lexapro—with little notice. By the time he could get authorization for a "preferred" antidepressant, he had quit cold turkey.