Simon Tracey

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Taking Back Christianity From The Religious Right

Very little in the actual teaching put forward by Jesus would support the political philosophy of the Christian right in 21st-century America.<p>Since …

Faith

7 Physical Symptoms of Depression

Most people are familiar with, or at least know about, the feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness that come with bipolar depression, but many …

Prison Break star Wentworth Miller opens up on depression, suicide after fat-shaming meme

Former Prison Break star Wentworth Miller has opened up about his struggle with depression, suicidal thoughts and an eating disorder after an …

Cuddling Helps Curb Depression And Anxiety, Study Finds

Cuddling, snuggling, and hugging: you wouldn’t think these actions could be linked to depression and anxiety, but recent studies have found that the …

Knowing Yourself Is The Key To Beating Depression

I like to analyze things. My desire to dissect what I'm thinking and feeling stems from growing up in a confusing environment fueled by alcoholism, …

Mental Health

Christians, Don't Settle for Jerry Falwell Jr's Hateful Faith

<b>Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. -- Jesus</b><p>Last week, Jerry Falwell Jr, the President of Liberty University (our nation's largest and influential such institution), spoke the following words during the school's convocation, to wild cheers and applause:<p>If some of …

Religion

Dear Fellow Christians

It was bad enough to be an apologizing Republican, now I have to be an apologizing Christian too?<p>Good God Almighty (pun intended) people, what the hell has gotten into you?<p>You're offended with the Starbucks holiday cup because it doesn't say Christmas to you, so you have declared that Starbucks is …

Drums

Music that does a good job of exploring mental illness

Music does not always adequately articulate mental illness. Just like Hollywood films, songs often perpetuate negative stereotypes, sensationalise conditions, or are full to the brim with inaccuracies. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the music that seems to express mental illness in the most meaningful …

I'm Not Ashamed of My Mental Illnesses

I stayed silent far too long.<p>Shame is my brain's most dangerous weapon. <i>And silence makes my shame come alive.</i><p>I stayed silent for far too long. For years I let shame wipe its dirty little hands all over me, wrapping me up tightly in its arms. Its taunting voice whispered in my ear.<p><i>"You are</i> …

13 Things Men With Anxiety And Depression Want You To Know

Openly discussing mental illness can be a tough battle for anyone -- but for men, the cultural baggage of traditional masculinity may make it particularly challenging.<p>There's an obvious stigma when it comes to men and mental health. Research suggests many men find it difficult to disclose mental …

Mental Health

Jim Gaffigan, not Stephen Colbert, is America’s top Christian comedian

Jim Gaffigan spends most of his stand-up special “Beyond the Pale” talking about food: Cinnabon, “spray cheese,” and a crowd-pleasing bit about Hot …

Comedy

7 Signs and Symptoms of Depression in Men.

More than 5 million men in the U.S. experience depression each year.<p>Clinical depression in women or mencan cause sadness and a loss of interest in …

Robin Williams's Daughter Zelda Pens Powerful Message About Depression and Grief

"I live my sadness every day, but I don't resent it anymore."<p>The world was rocked Aug. 11, 2014, when one of Hollywood's most beloved comedians was found dead of an apparent suicide. A year later, his daughter Zelda delivered a powerful message on coping with grief and surviving depression.<p>Over the …

Legend of Zelda

This girl got an amazing tattoo to start a conversation about her mental health

Millions of people all over the world suffer from a mental illness. In fact, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five …

The IRS Is Allegedly Being Pressured Into Taxing Televangelists Thanks To John Oliver

Just last Sunday, John Oliver took on the shady world of televangelism and the common practice of a type of seed-faith known as “prosperity gospel.” During the 20-minute segment, Oliver described prosperity gospel as the notion that wealth is a sign of God’s favor and donations sent to the church …

'War on Faith?' John Oliver and the Televangelists

A new church, <i>Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption,</i> was unveiled late Sunday, August 16 on <i>Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,</i> and as a long-suffering Evangelical, I found myself cheering loudly.<p>Jon Stewart, recently-retired as host of <i>The Daily Show,</i> may well find his greatest legacy is the raft of …

Pocket Books

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

You don't have to suffer in silence.<p>And if you want to speak with someone anonymously, you can go here for additional help.<p>A list of suicide hotlines for other countries can be found here.

Anxiety And Depression Linked To Stress Causing Gut Bacteria

Anxiety and depression could be caused by the gut bacteria living inside the digestive tract according to scientists from the Farncombe Family …

Depression
Grand Rapids

The Muratorian fragment, dated 170 A.D., affirms 22 out of 27 New Testament books

I sometimes hear this odd objection that the books that were to be included in the Bible were not decided until the 4th century. I think it comes …

Theology

Killing the New Atheist in my Head

I was baptized Catholic shortly after being born, but my first religion was New Atheism.<p>I became a member of the godless proselytizers at 17, and my …

Religion

The Reason She Got A Semicolon Tattoo Is Breath Taking!

Article was written by Heather Christine<p>Today I went to a tattoo artist, and for $60 I let a man with a giant Jesus-tattoo on his head ink a …

Mental Health

The Thing about Depression Is It Hides Behind Corners

DeviantART member DestinyBlue illustrates her experience with mental illness in this piece titled <b>Depression</b>. She explains that unlike physical …

Depression

Semicolon tattoos are a new way to talk about mental health

A global movement is revolutionizing how we talk about mental health — with punctuation.<p>Project Semicolon, which offers hope to those struggling with …

23 Photos That Nail What It Feels Like To Have Depression

Sometimes a picture is worth more than any words could express.<p>After being diagnosed with depression at age 16, photographer Christian Hopkins decided to process his experience from behind a lens. The result is a stunning photo series that captures the misunderstood nuances of mental illness. The …

Depression

What's it like living with mental illness? Ask Wil Wheaton.

Actor, writer, and producer Wil Wheaton recently recorded a video discussing what it's like living with mental illness.<p>You might know him from his …

Mental Health

What would Jesus say about same-sex marriage?

Amid all of the overheated rhetoric surrounding the Supreme Court's decision legalizing same-sex marriages across the nation, evangelicals have alternated between defiance and a kind of martyrdom.<p>"It's time to be a light in these dark times," Jim Daly, president of<p>Focus on the Family, said. …