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”
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”
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.
In April of 2020, the University of Regina in Saskatchewan announced the development of its online therapy unit devoted to making treatment for anxiety and depression using… Read more “Discernment of Spirits and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy”
A couple of years ago, in that pre-pandemic time of what one friend refers to as “The Great Before”, I was playing dodgeball at a youth rally… Read more “Breaking Out of our Pain: Rote prayer, Intercessory Prayer and our Mental Health”
When my wife and I took a trip to Niagara Falls three years ago, our social media feeds rapidly filled up with photos and comments about how… Read more “Language of Pain: The Psalms and Our Mental Health”
This week I share with you the homily that I intend to preach for Solidarity Sunday this weekend. It is a particularly important occasion for our Emmaus… Read more “Breaking Open For Each Other”
From time to time, my wife and I are asked about the place or role of our Catholic Christian faith in coping with the reality of mental… Read more “Faith And Mental Health”