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By On March 28th, 2017

Do Chaplains Suffer From Stress?

Author: Lydia D’Ross, Brookhaven Hospital, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain   Chaplains feel that it is a honor to serve their emergency personnel, that they feel that they are representing “God” within them, in the face of different types of daily challenges. Chaplains understand that in the law enforcement community the level of stress is much…

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By On January 3rd, 2015

An Unbroken Champion of Faith

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Recently, I went to see the movie “Unbroken” directed by Angelina Jolie-Pitt version about the extraordinary life of Louis Zamperini.   The film left out the most important chapter on how Zamperini met Christ.  The film shares a story of an American hero whose life…

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By On December 11th, 2014

Family Safety Center: A Place of Refuge

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Recently I toured the Family Safety Center’s new building, and met experts who provide unique services for families and victims of domestic violence, neglect or child abuse.  The facility has such warmth with games for children and a family friendly atmosphere that welcomes anyone…

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By On September 18th, 2014

Is PTSD Possible Within Biblical Doctrine? Biblical Scholars Say Yes

While the church is making progress on recognizing and providing support to those who experience mental illness, there is still a great amount of work to be done. PTSD has faced recent struggles with being appropriately recognized within the Christian community, especially as numerous evangelists have proclaimed that “Good Christians” can’t experience post-traumatic stress disorder…

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By On August 19th, 2014

Pain Beyond Injury

Last Thursday, August 14, 2014, Michael Bruns spoke about moral injuries at Brookhaven Hospital’s RENEWAL Pastoral Seminar series. Mike is a Brain Injury Case Manager for the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute with a background in working with people with brain injuries including: military veterans, the homeless, incarcerated people and individuals who have survived disasters like the…

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By On May 16th, 2014

What Can Be Done About Chronic Nightmares Related to PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is believed to affect over 2.3 million American veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars alone, adding to an estimated total of 24.4 million Americans thought to have PTSD at any time. Unfortunately, up to half of those dealing with the signs of PTSD don’t seek help for many of the…

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By On June 27th, 2013

Using The Bible To Help Cope With Anxiety Disorders

All of us have felt anxiety at some point or another, but at any given time close to one in five Americans over the age of 18 are suffering from some form of anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. When lasting anxiety begins to control a person’s life or clearly impact…

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