Category Archives: Despair

Let me die

Four of God’s servants who wanted to die… Continue reading

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Normal sadness or depressive disorder?

Have we lost our ability to distinguish biologically based depression from normal sadness? Continue reading

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Allured by love

He promises to draw us apart, for there he can best deal with us, and this separated place is not to be a Paradise, but a wilderness, since in such a place… Continue reading

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When the storms hit…

Truths to carry and guide us in difficult times. Continue reading

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When forgotten and deserted

It hurts to be forgotten and deserted. But when faced with such experiences, we only multiply our pain when we choose… Continue reading

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The science of hope

Intriguing look at hope and science. Hope is real, proven by science, and willpower is the switch (The right stimulus) that triggers this amazing ability to change for the better… Continue reading

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Four servants of God who battled fierce despair

Four servants of God. Each one reached an extremely low point in life. All of them felt that life was no longer worth living. Continue reading

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Some worship their past and their pain

Their pain becomes a temple ‘round itself, and they become devotees of anguish. Continue reading

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Conversation with my medical doctor

How adequately can a diagnosis be made in such a short amount of time? And how often do we misdiagnose normal sadness as disordered sadness?
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Pick your parent day

Alex’s story took an unexpected turn when I asked him which parent he chose. He paused and looked down with tear-filled eyes as he admitted,… Continue reading

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