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.
Jean sits down with the rest of the committee members, and the meeting gets started. She's in her familiar light blue cashmere cardigan sweater, her reading glasses hanging from a thin black woven cord around her neck, her gray-streaked hair pulled back into an efficient bun. She is as proper as always. But tonight her face is completely blank, as if she doesn’t dare reveal anything. She says nothing. “What’s up with Jean?” I wonder.