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By On July 28th, 2017

Biblical Counseling: Helping Others

Author: Dr. Lydia D’Ross, Brookhaven Hospital, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain From Genesis to Revelation, we can read examples of individuals that have faced crises. The Bible does not have a scripture that actually has the word “crisis” in it, but the intensity of crises mentioned in biblical history determines the outcome.   Sometimes it is a…

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By On December 17th, 2016

Mental Health Check List

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Do you have a mental health check list for Christmas? It is so important that we take care of ourselves during this holiday season. We can become easily fatigued. We are so busy taking care of everyone else, and we can…

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By On November 11th, 2016

Surrender Your Darkness To God

Each and every one of us has things to work out. Scripture says in Philippians 2:12  “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,…”  What Apostle  Paul  meant, in order to work…

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By On October 25th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: Be a Blessing

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds (blessing) and glorify your Father in heaven.” God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others. These are…

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By On August 27th, 2016

Spiritual Care in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital As a chaplain member of the Disaster Spiritual Care team, I know that many folks are unaware of the mental health services available. Environmental stress, like in the most recent disaster in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has affected the lives of many.…

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By On June 30th, 2016

Spiritual Care for Veterans

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has acknowledged the necessity of making spiritual and pastoral care available to veterans. Mental health practitioners are the key to incorporating spirituality into the mental healthcare of veterans, as well as collaborating with VHA chaplains. This…

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By On June 4th, 2016

Ending Stigma Around Mental Illness In The Church

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital The church can be the answer for mental illness through education, training and simple community support. Many churches do not understand mental illness and have contributed to stigma around mental illness and individuals dealing with symptoms of mental illness. Prayer is…

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By On May 19th, 2016

The Spiritual Care Process from a Scientific Perspective

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Widespread evidence shows that the interest in spirituality is not confined to individuals who attend church or who are identified as being religious (Shea, 2000).  We know that theology describes spirituality as one’s belief in God; Psychology is the expression of…

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By On April 20th, 2016

Is Mental Illness A Spiritual Illness?

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Broookhaven Hospital Grof and Grof describe it as a spiritual emergency “…a crisis of the evolution of consciousness – a time when I experienced the highs of spiritual awareness and the lows of spiritual disconnection.” [1990] Everyone has a different experience of their…

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By On October 24th, 2015

Mental Health Ministry and Faith

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Stigma surrounds mental health in some of our church denominations. Yet, in the midst of our congregation, there are people suffering from some sort of mental health crisis.  If you ever wondered, why a member constantly wants your attention, it might…

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