Chanise Willis

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21 Times #TheWorstPartAboutDepressionIs Reminded You That You're Not Alone

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Mental Health

The insidious violence of #AllLivesMatter

As the defacement of a Sandra Bland mural reminds us, the hashtag is little more than racism disguised as inclusion<p>In the social media battleground over race and policing, the debate seems to be a matter of two warring hashtags: #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter. Recently, another symbolic …

Just Come to Jesus

About a year ago, the woman teaching the Sunday School class in my church suggested in conclusion to her lesson that we should "throw away" our depression medication, our therapy appointment cards, and our books about mental illness. "Just come to Jesus," she said, "He will heal all." I think I've …

Controversial New Painting of Separation of Church and State

Jon McNaughton is a highly controversial artist -- to say the least. His paintings range from landscapes of the Italian countryside, to images of Jesus holding the Constitution or a nuclear bomb detonating behind President Obama while he plays golf.<p>But Jon McNaughton may have just released his most …

Atheist minister fighting United Church’s effort to fire her

An ordained United Church of Canada minister who believes in neither God nor Bible said Wednesday she is prepared to fight an unprecedented attempt to boot her from the pulpit for her beliefs.<p>In an interview at her West Hill church, Rev. Gretta Vosper said congregants support her view that how you …

Mental Illness is Not an Invisible Illness

Working as a speaker and writer in the mental health field, I hear a lot of things over and over. Stigma, for example, comes up a lot, as do various …