I encourage you to do your part in helping to break the stigma. Tell your stories - they are important. Connect with others, even if - no especially if - it's hard for you like it is for me. And take care of yourself! Don't ever underestimate the importance of self-care.
I want to teach my kids that feeling the pain of disappointment, sadness and fear is important, that avoiding it will just cause a larger infection to brew inside. Yet my body fights my mind when I see pain creep into their faces, hear it in their voices, and feel it creep into my body. My heart starts racing and I forget to breathe. And I want to fix it, make them feel better, make myself feel better.
Years ago, when my husband and I were first dating, we served together in Young Life ministering to high school students. We were part of a team leading small group Bible studies and larger meetings called club. I can vividly remember the day I was planning to speak at club for the first time. I had prepared… Continue reading Only God can rescue me from the tunnels in my mind