Mental health challenges can be difficult for anyone to deal with, but they can be especially difficult for family members trying to support loved ones. You may… Read more “Mental health in the Bible: learning from the experiences of David, Elijah, Job, and Paul”
Finding Joy in the Gospel; Positive Psychology and the Spiritual Life
A friend loaned me a book a few months ago that I’ve just picked up again. Christopher Kaczor’s “The Gospel of Happiness” proposes a unique relationship between… Read more “Finding Joy in the Gospel; Positive Psychology and the Spiritual Life”
Faith and Grief
In addition to directing this Emmaus Family Support ministry, my day job involves working in communications for the Archdiocese of Regina. One aspect of this work includes… Read more “Faith and Grief”
Mental Health Month Reminds “You Cannot Do it Alone.”
Ps 121 reminds me in my trials and struggles that “my help comes from the Lord,” and not just any lord, but the one who made all the heavens and the earth. This Lord of all creation never slumbers and is my sure and certain keeper; my shade when oppression beats down.
The Saints and Mental Health: St. Raphael, Remedy of God
…the story of Tobit and his family reminds us that these answered prayers often come in surprising, disguised ways. A coworker or friend, a bit of scripture or song heard at a time of great need, or, as with Raphael, a lonely traveler seeking employment; all may be secret encounters with the divine reaching out to give answer to the deep need of our hearts.
Men’s Mental Health: Breaking the Silence Virtual Event Tuesday, May 24, 2022
1 out of every 4 families in our communities are suffering from mental health challenges and for the most part, they are putting most of their energy… Read more “Men’s Mental Health: Breaking the Silence Virtual Event Tuesday, May 24, 2022”
The Saints and Mental Health: St. Louis Martin and St. Therese of Lisieux
In our continuing series on the Saints and our mental health, we take time today to examine the life experiences of a father and daughter, both of… Read more “The Saints and Mental Health: St. Louis Martin and St. Therese of Lisieux”
Faith, Grief, and COVID-19: A Virtual Series
Emmaus Family Support Ministries is very happy to announce a virtual mental health series to be hosted through Lent in conjunction with the Archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan.… Read more “Faith, Grief, and COVID-19: A Virtual Series”
The Saints and Mental Health: St. Dymphna
One common experience shared by those with mental health challenges and their families is the sense of isolation. Social stigmas, guilt, shame, and the desire to protect… Read more “The Saints and Mental Health: St. Dymphna”
In Pursuit of the Perfect Christmas: The Holidays and Mental Health
It has been a gradual, often painful learning process for our family as we collectively recognize a truth buried deep within our bones. Our bodies do not always differentiate between ‘good’ stress and ‘bad’. The physical reactions to excessive happiness, joy, and eager anticipation can feel very much like those reactions to fear, anxiety, and danger.