Archive | depression

02 March 2013 ~ 1 Comment

I’m Coming Out & Standing Up

I’ve been public about my struggle with depression over the last 12 years, as well as our journey with our son’s diagnosis with bipolar disorder. We don’t know that the diagnosis will stick long term, and as anyone would, we hope it won’t. Nonetheless, I’ve learned there is much more to mental illness than the […]

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20 December 2012 ~ 2 Comments

A Journey of Outrageous Proportions

It seems like both yesterday and forever ago that I admitted Jonathan to Heritage School on May 2, 2011. I was an emotional wreck! I made the pilgrimage to admit Jonathan at Heritage myself on May 1-2, 2011. It’s hard to believe it’s already time for him to come home. How the decision came about […]

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13 June 2009 ~ 1 Comment

Thoughts About Joey Pullen

On Sunday evening, May 31, I received one of a handful of the saddest phone calls I have ever (and will ever) receive. Joey Pullen, a former member of NewHeart’s Youth Ministries, had committed suicide that afternoon. All the reasons surrounding Joey’s decision and its implications (as is the case with almost every suicide) are […]

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31 October 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Quarterly Check-up

I made my quarterly pilgrimage to Pasadena today. Some who know about it wonder why I do it. Some understand and others don’t. It’s a relaxing drive for me, and it gives me a chance to review how the last three months have been going. It’s my quarterly check-up with my psychiatrist. Yes, if you […]

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23 January 2008 ~ 1 Comment

Heath Ledger Found Dead

By now you’ve most likely heard the news that actor Heath Ledger was found dead yesterday in his New York apartment at the young age of 28. When I first heard the news, I couldn’t put his name with a face. I didn’t know his career that well. Reading news reports today, his autopsy is […]

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19 January 2008 ~ 0 Comments

A Good Night’s Sleep

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged! Since you “saw” me last here, I no longer have the goatee. I’ll put up some progress pictures tomorrow, but just wanted to say HI for now, before I head off for a good night’s sleep. I’ve been wanting to mention a GREAT tool I got for Christmas […]

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06 December 2007 ~ 4 Comments

Pastors on Antidepressants

I read somewhere recently the comment that “it is sad news that 22% of pastors today are on antidepressants.” I can’t remember where I read that, but depression does that to me … hmmm. In processing that comment over the last few days, I have to say that I think the sad news in not […]

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