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By On August 26th, 2013

The Myth of Mental Health Care: The Medication of Normalcy

While the church doesn’t have the best history of handling mental health issues as an institution, we too often transfer this notion into the idea that the majority of Christians outright reject mental illness or counseling. The reality is, while extremists may insist mental illness is the result of demonic possession or sin, the average…

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By On June 18th, 2013

What Does It Mean To Be Mentally Healthy?

In the mental health trade, we spend a lot of time talking about what mental health is not. Someone is not mentally healthy when they are depressed. One is not mentally healthy when they are anxious for a prolonged time. The best definition we have for what mental health actually means is that one is…

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By On March 8th, 2013

Scientists Find Genetic Links To Major Psychiatric Disorders

New research suggests that five of the major psychiatric disorders all share common genetic risk factors. Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston looked at genetic links to autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia, and they found that four genetic variants are associated with all five, specifically mutations in two genes that help…

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