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HEART Christian newspaper | May 26, 2020

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“Jesus set me free from depression”

February 1, 2020 |

Excruciating back pain and four years of depression made Daniel Richards, 19, suicidal. But thanks to his mother’s persistent prayers, divine intervention was just around the corner “If it wasn’t for Jesus, I’d either be dead or in a psychiatric … Read More

“I was told I’d be bipolar all my life. Now I’ve come through and want to share my story”

July 28, 2017 |

Catherine says: “Through God’s love I have hopes and dreams again”

Mental health – is there a way out?

Last issue we asked for stories of those who had survived mental health problems and asked whether the Church has the answers. Now read Catherine’s story. Diagnosed as bipolar, she found herself in a mental health hospital at the age of 20 and was told she’d be that way the rest of her life. Today she is living a normal life and rebuilding her life

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Jesus gave me mental freedom: Catherine’s testimony

July 28, 2017 |

To appreciate the full extent of Catherine’s transformation, this should be read in conjunction with her testimony on pages 3 and 20 of HEART AUG-SEPT 2017

Background

I struggled with mental health issues through all of my teenage years up until the age of 24.  Everything changed when I invited Jesus into my life and he began to to work a miracle in my life. He showed me that there was a way out of the downward spiral I was stuck in. Read More

DRESSED AND IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS – WHY DID IT TAKE THE ROYALS TO HIGHLIGHT MENTAL HEALTH?

June 3, 2017 |

Last updated on June 5th, 2017 at 03:09 pm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry can be proud that it’s now a year since they launched Heads Together to raise awareness of mental health issues. But why did it take the royal family to say ‘You don’t have to suffer mental torment’?

Our headline “Dressed and in their right minds”, like so many daily idioms, comes from Mark’s Gospel (5:1-20). Jesus dealt with ‘mental health’ by casting out demons with a word or speaking the truth in a way that set people free (“My words are Spirit and they are life”).

Yet non-churchgoers like Prince Harry who are suffering mental torment and feeling desperately hurt and misunderstood, don’t seek out Christian help. Read More

People are crying out to be heard, to express their pain and anger – and Christians are keeping the keys in their back pocket

June 2, 2017 |

Last updated on June 5th, 2017 at 02:50 pm

Andy Stevens

Andy Stevens

Andy Stevens, a HEART Partner Pastor, has counselled many people together with his wife Margaret, and says the Church has the answers to today’s mental health issues

These days the term ‘mental health’ seems to relate to people with defined and diagnosed illnesses such as bi-polar, schizophrenia and depression.

We say they show signs of unusual behaviour or thinking that it is away from ‘normal’.

But what is ‘normal’ anyway? Read More

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