A Better Hope for the Mentally Ill

A Better Hope for the Mentally Ill

I will never forget the morning after my son experienced his first psychotic break and was transferred to a psychiatric evaluation center in downtown Phoenix to be assessed for court ordered treatment. I did not understand the first thing about psychosis and psych...
APS Mental Health Service Award

APS Mental Health Service Award

I was talking on the phone with my husband Matthew a few weeks ago when I read these words to him, “I’m pleased to tell you that you have been selected to receive the Arizona Psychiatric Society’s Mental Health Public Service Award for 2022.” Gazing on this message...
A Prayer for Caregivers in the new year

A Prayer for Caregivers in the new year

I was putting on makeup one morning and the chorus to this song from a playlist caught my attention as it streamed from a speaker in the next room. The artist, Chris Renzema, was asking God to “tear my house down.” In fact, that’s the title of the song. Why would he...
A Prayer for Caregivers in the new year

Serious Mental Illness – Don’t Credit the Enemy

As Christians we live in a spiritual world. That is how it should be. However, we must be careful to avoid spiritualizing things that are not spiritual. Especially when doing so gives Satan an opportunity to pound his chest in victory.Serious mental illness (SMI) is a...
A Prayer for Caregivers in the new year

A Different Kind of Crisis

A Caregiver’s Perspective Most discussions of caregiving related to a crisis involving serious mental illness (SMI) start with a highly visible event or series of events. That is how it should be. That we should jump to rally around and support families who suffer...

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