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By On February 27th, 2017

Love: The Most Powerful Emotion

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital God is the designer and creator of love. It is an emotion that is in all of us. Whether we choose to express love or not, love is still in us. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a story of tragic romance.…

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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 January 16th, 2016

It Can Be Lonely Behind the Pulpit

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Mental health professionals will encounter clergy among the clients they treat within their practice. The pressure from society in meeting the needs of their congregation as well as feeling inadequate can overwhelm a minster. Some ministers suppress their feelings and do…

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By On July 8th, 2015

The Semicolon Movement: Your Story Continues

The semicolon is a punctuation mark that indicates there is more that is yet to unfold.  Why are photos of people with semicolon tattoos popping up on social media?  It is part of a movement to inspire individuals struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts or loss, addiction and self-injury to let the rest of their story…

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By On June 13th, 2015

Why are so many pastors dying by suicide?

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital In less than two months, three pastors have died by suicide.  Former US Surgeon General, David Satcher, has stated that “Suicide is the most preventable cause of death.”  It is up to all of us to help prevent someone from taking…

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By On August 23rd, 2013

Can a Blood Test Predict Suicide Risk?

Suicide is a plague eating away at the foundation of the church and society. Far too many families are impacted by the tragic decision to take one’s life, and far too many people struggle with mood disorders until eventually they succumb. However, in the future we might be able to identify people at high risk…

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By On June 18th, 2013

Southern Baptist Convention Supports Those with Mental Illness

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) meets annually and votes on various resolutions involving current issues facing its churches and congregants.  A quick Google search of the Southern Baptist Convention yields results that currently focus on the organization’s recent decision to withdraw its support of Boy Scouts of America.  The SBC recently voted on another resolution,…

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By On April 23rd, 2013

How to Prevent Suicide in the Christian Family

The staff at Brookhaven Hospital extends our deepest condolences to the bereaved family of Mathew Warren, son of Rick Warren. Matthew Warren met a tragic end of his life as he turned to suicide as his last resort to escape the difficulties of his life and his mental disorder. Unfortunately, there are still a lot…

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By On April 12th, 2013

Ways To Offer Support To Those Dealing With Suicidal Impulses

In the wake of the tragic death of Matthew Warren, son of internationally known pastor Rick Warren, the Christian Counseling community, myself included, have been practically unable to avoid discussing the mental health issues that lead to his untimely passing, especially depression. What I have avoided until now, was discussing dealing with suicidal feelings or…

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By On March 5th, 2012

Christians & Suicide

Suicide, the act of intentionally causing one’s death, is an issue that is becoming more prevalent in today in society even among those of the Christian faith. Suicide is bringing a wide focus on how leaders and parishioners in the faith community are coping with the issues at people who take their own life.  Many…

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